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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:01:03 -0500
Message-ID: <497E4EBF.6000307@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
>>   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/markup-spec/#audience
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> With this, I am happy to publish this working draft as a WD.

Just so there is no confusion, would it be fair to say that you would 
have no problem with the chairs interpreting that as supporting a First 
Public Working Draft, in accordance to the following definition?

http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#first-wd

> However, I 
> think it needs the following changes before progressing past WD:
> 
>   - How to parse documents that are written using the syntax defined in 
>     that document (needed for tools intended to conform to the 
>     specification, since otherwise there's no way to know what the tools 
>     are supposed to do).
> 
>   - The DOM APIs and implementation rules for those APIs, since producers 
>     of documents using the features in this specification need those APIs 
>     to fully use those features.
> 
>   - Definition of the event model and task queue model for 
>     implementations, since that will be needed to define the APIs 
>     mentioned.
> 
>   - The Window object, browsing contexts, and its related APIs, since that 
>     will be needed to define the APIs mentioned.
> 
> As it stands, the document is not appropriate for its intended audience.

Would tracking these as issues suffice?

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:01:47 GMT

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