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Re: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status (ISSUE-19)

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 07:57:44 -0800
Message-ID: <18256.13048.330902.807974@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: jg307@cam.ac.uk
Cc: raman@google.com, hsivonen@iki.fi, fielding@gbiv.com, annevk@opera.com, public-html@w3.org


Truth like beauty may be in the ear of the listener. 
Your asserting that it is so --- or my asserting the contrary
does not prove anything.

Lets just say that I continue to be sceptical about there
existing a language definition for authors. And as others have
stated, some kind of tutorial does not a language definition make.

James Graham writes:
 > T.V Raman wrote:
 > > The fact that the two parsers build the same DOM is not
 > > equivalent to the Web authors request of "tell me how I write my
 > > documents correctly".
 > 
 > The answer to this latter question is given in the spec. Furthermore, in order 
 > to disseminate the information how to author HTML 5 documents more widely, a 
 > separate, informative, document is being written to be specifically targeted at 
 > authors. This document will only describe things that authors need to know and 
 > will not talk about implementation requirements.
 > 
 > I really don't see where the notion that HTML 5 fails to specify how authors are 
 > supposed to construct conforming documents has come from; it is, as far as I can 
 > tell, simply untrue.
 > 
 > -- 
 > "Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
 >   -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman

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