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Re: biased surveys and other tricks

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:48:04 +0100
Message-Id: <p0624086dc5a63b126033@[17.202.35.52]>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

I'm not sure the survey or its revisions gets to the heart of the 
problem, at least the one I see.

We seem to have the following choices:
A) Publish the HTML5 document and forget the Markup Language document
B) Publish the HTML5 document as normative, and the Markup language 
as informative
C) Publish the HTML5 document as normative on semantics and 
informative on syntax, and markup the other way
D) Publish them both as normative


Problems
A) the markup document seems to have an audience and utility, and 
this would ignore that
B) some people might not read the markup document if it's informative 
only (isn't that their problem?)
C) you'd have to read both documents and hope they are very carefully 
tied together, to get a full normative picture
D) if they disagree, we have a serious problem

Are there other possible courses of action, other objections?  Once 
we settle on a course of action, a decision as to whether the markup 
document is ready to start down its course will be, I project, easier.

Are we really hearing a lot of objection to (B)?
-- 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 16:49:48 UTC

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