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Re: "HTML: The Markup Language" (draft attempt an "HTML producers" spec)

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:58:05 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80811140158q2e04734ds8c03a02557f5b28e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Hi Mike,

Is this spec intended to be edited independent of the browser spec?

Will this provide an opportunity for the rank and file to shape the content
without the fianl say being controlled by the editor of the browser spec?
For example, will there be an opportunity to include advice and references
to other W3C specifications such as WCAG 2.0 in relation to both normative
and non normative authoring information?

2008/11/13 Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>

> During our face-to-face joint meeting with the W3C TAG in
> Mandelieu, a large part of our discussion with the TAG[1]
> concerned the idea of producing a separate normative spec for
> HTML5 that defined just the syntax, structure, and semantics of
> the language for "producers" of HTML content (people/authors and
> applications, such as editors and content management systems, that
> produce HTML content) -- without defining related APIs nor
> attempting to describe how "consumers" (such as Web browsers) of
> HTML are meant to process HTML documents (and in general, omitting
> any of the other parts of the current HTML5 draft that cover
> browser-implementation conformance criteria).
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/f2f/2008-10/#tag-talk
> Based in part on that feedback from the TAG, I've taken a shot at
> producing a draft of what such a spec might look like. It's here:
>  http://www.w3.org/html/wg/markup-spec/
> As noted in the "Status of this Document" for the draft, the
> document is at this point only an Editor's Draft that I've put
> together myself so that we can have something concrete to discuss.
> So it as yet has no official standing within the HTML WG -- and
> may never (if we decide not do it, or to replace it with another
> document that takes a different approach, or whatever).
> It is rough and incomplete, but I think there's enough there to at
> least use as a starting point for moving the discussion forward.
> So, if you have questions or comments about the draft, feel free to
> post them here and/or join the weekly telcon this week[2] and next
> (when I hope they'll be some interest in discussing it further).
> [2]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-wg-announce/2008OctDec/0005.html
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> Michael(tm) Smith
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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