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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:40:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4A977BD5.8060001@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> 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.
> ...

Defining what an element or attribute means isn't "informative"; it's an 
essential part of specifying a vocabulary.

Not doing so for obsolete features makes the spec incomplete (with 
respect to those), and will get us back to the point where having the 
mime type registration point to HTML5 only would be incorrect.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 06:41:07 UTC

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