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Re: Design Principles, Section 1.6.1 relationship to HTML 4.01

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 15:25:31 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0905301525n7d3e790ch6fd4c621dbfff935@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Yes, the charter says the goal was to "evolve" the document from HTML4.
>> I think it is the obligation of the working group, in the documents it
>> publishes, to say that (and why) this path wasn't actually followed, and
>> give at least some summary of the reasons and the actual path taken.
>
> HTML5 is indeed an evolution of HTML4. An evolution of a language doesn't
> have to involve using text verbatim from the previous specification.

I think it's a question of "HTML4 as it is used on the web" vs. "the
HTML4 specification".

Maybe explicitly saying that it's not based on the HTML4
specification, but rather HTML (or HTML4) as it is used on the web,
makes it clear what was done.

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 30 May 2009 22:26:24 UTC

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