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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 20:33:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908272031510.13844@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> With all due respect, Ian: I think it's obvious that Mike has in mind, 
> and it's not what you said.

If you think it's obvious, maybe you would be willing to explain it to me?

The only interpretation that I can see is that Mike means non-normative 
text giving an introduction to the feature to help authors use it. That, 
however, is not a definition, and would in any case be inappropriate for 
obsolete features such as those being discussed here.

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