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Re: Design Principles (from scratch)

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 23:53:07 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0905252353j22ae3049uce2442ea3cc7af14@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:
> Jonas Sicking On 09-05-26 01.03:
>> Can anybody show where it makes a difference how we arrived at the
>> current HTML5 draft from hixie?
>
> Larry talked about how any extension of the language is blocked due to the
> writing style of Ian. As a matter of fact @profile is about extending the
> language. May be "cut off" is a better phrase than "from scratch".  I think
> that the HTML 4 + XHTML family of languages (because I begin to think that
> may be HTML 4 may be is more related to XHTML than to HTML 5, as thing
> develops)

HTML 4 is definitely more related to XHTML1.0 than HTML5. This is
because XHTML1.0 is the same language as HTML4, just with a different
serialization.

> are extensible because they build on each others. It is really
> beyond me why why a more precisely defined language - implementation wise -
> has to cut off all extensibility.

I don't think that's the case. It's just that the extensibility that
existed before isn't considered very good.

> So it does matter how we see HTML 5 vis-a-vis HTML 4. It matters for the
> design.

I don't see how any of what you say above is affected by if HTML 5
started "from scratch" or started from HTML4.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 06:54:06 GMT

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