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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:13:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901270111400.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 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

Yes. In general I agree with any WD or FPWD publication, as I think we 
should do all of our work completely in public.


> > 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?

Sure. Please also note this one that I missed in my original e-mail:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jan/0369.html

Cheers,
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