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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 00:42:56 -0800
Message-ID: <49212E90.9060709@sicking.cc>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org

Mark Baker wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Could _you_ elaborate in detail on what makes a "language" spec vs
>> whatever the HTML5 spec is?
> 
> A language specification defines the language and the mappings to and
> from a serialized form.  In other words then, I believe HTML 5 should
> be limited to (roughly) sections 1, 3, and 8 of the latest published
> WD.

This means that SVG is also not a good spec since it defines both 
scripting APIs and rendering as well as the markup itself?

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 08:44:54 UTC

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