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Re: "Technical specification"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 17:44:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905211742100.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 21 May 2009, Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> I was using the term "Technical Specification" in the RFC 2026 (IETF BCP 
> 9) section 3 sense, see thread starting with 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Dec/0105.html.
> 
> I think it was a good discussion, and helped clarify the role of 
> traditional language specifications vs. documents that mandate 
> implementation behavior.

The conclusion of that thread appears to be:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Dec/0127.html

...which as far as I can tell you did not respond to, so I presume you 
agree with it. If so, it seems strange that you would suddenly go back to 
saying that HTML5 is not a "Technical Specification" or that it should be 
one. What exactly is your position here? I don't understand.

Furthermore, as Anne says, as far as I can tell HTML5 meets the 
definitions of both TS and AS as described by RFC2026, and I don't see 
how this has anything to do with the title anyway.

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