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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:22:28 -0800
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <9972C9EC-B6B8-463C-B2E6-7DD461BE9FE5@apple.com>


On Nov 18, 2008, at 7:11 AM, Mark Baker wrote:

>>
>> Ok.
>>
>>
>> At this point I don't really understand what you want. We're not  
>> changing
>> the spec to remove the DOM parts, or splitting the spec into two  
>> along
>> these lines, leastways not while I'm the editor. They are amongst  
>> the more
>> critical parts of the language.
>
> Well, I think that's the best way forward.

Other than HTML and XHTML, markup language specs from the W3C have  
moved to including definitions of the relevant DOM interfaces and  
other DOM support. This includes SVG, MathML, XBL2, XForms and SMIL3.  
I cannot offhand think of a W3C markup language other than HTML which  
has specialized DOM interfaces, but which doesn't specify them in the  
same document as the markup language itself. Therefore it seems to me  
that the W3C as a whole is moving away from the model you propose. I  
think HTML5 should stay aligned with that direction.

Regard,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 00:23:10 UTC

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