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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:34:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908271929270.13844@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, 2009-08-26 02:28 +0000:
> > On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > > If we actually defined each element and each attribute in the way 
> > > that HTML4 does *and* define its operational behavior for the DOM 
> > > then the specification would satisfy all implementations.
> > 
> > I don't know what it means to "define" an element if that is not to 
> > define its operational behaviour.
> 
> It means defining what the element represents.

"represents" in the HTML5 spec when used about elements and attributes is 
a term that just refers to the media-independent rendering of those 
features, which as far as I can tell doesn't apply to <a name>. Did you 
have something else in mind?

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