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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:04:16 +0100
Message-ID: <49802DA0.3050503@opera.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> ...
>> Not optimised nor indeed _intended_ for such an audience. The draft is 
>> clear that it is intended to be a "tutorial" or "how to" authoring 
>> guide. Web designers and Webmasters aren't asking for a normative 
>> specification with lines like:
>> ...
> 
> Actually, that's exactly what I am asking for (and have been for a long 
> time). So please do not over-generalize.

At risk of stating the blindingly obvious, people who have joined the 
HTMLWG are not very representative of the population as a whole in this 
area. So I guess a more accurate statement rephrasing of Hixie's 
statement would be "The overwhelming majority of Web designers and 
Webmasters aren't asking for a normative specification with lines 
like:[...]". However I would have thought that it was obvious to 
everyone that there are always exceptions to (almost all) 
generalizations and therefore it is unnecessarily verbose to call out 
that possibility every time it arises. If that is not the case this 
discussion is going to become unbelievably verbose and tedious.
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 10:02:34 UTC

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