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Re: change "scientific documents" to "basic hypertext" (detailed review of section 1. Introduction)

From: Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:14:57 -0400
Message-ID: <844a8dbf0906191314pddbb61cwbb59392107a21a3b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
This 1 Introduction / 1.1 Background paragraph is wrong, misleading
and still hasn't been changed

"HTML was primarily designed as a language
for semantically describing scientific documents, ..."

Please change as requested ASAP into:

 HTML was primarily designed for basic hypertext, ...


I don't quite understand why this hasn't been done yet.

-Marco


On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Charles McCathieNevile<chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 09 May 2008 08:39:42 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
>>>
>>> The draft says "HTML was primarily designed as a language for
>>> semantically describing scientific documents, ..."
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure that's not true.
>>
>> The original proposal:
>>
>>   http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html
>>
>> ...makes it pretty clear that the project was originally intended for CERN
>> to manage project documentation. For example, from the second
>> introductory section ("Losing Information at CERN"):
>>
>>   The sort of information we are discussing answers, for example,
>>   questions like
>>    * [...]
>>    * Which laboratories are included in that project?
>
> This is hardly what I would call scientific documents. We don't need
> engineers in Opera to decide which rooms are available for a meeting, or who
> is paid by a given client.
>
> Not that this is terribly important in the real world, but I would prefer
> that assertions in the spec about history are at least in line with the
> historical record. (I am not sure what purpose this one actually serves,
> either, so it could just be removed IMHO).
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
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> Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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>
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