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Re: Complexity of HTML5 (was Re: The Complexity Argument)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 04:21:47 -0700
Cc: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <4ADDB59C-4E15-4181-B035-0AAB99B60AF9@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Sep 20, 2009, at 3:35 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak On 09-09-20 03.11:
>
>> On Sep 19, 2009, at 5:47 PM, Steven Rowat wrote:
>
>>> To understand what is are acceptable amounts and types of   
>>> complexity, from my perspective it seems useful to see what  
>>> happens  if we first split "regular web authors" into:
>>>   a) people who produce their own content that they wish to have   
>>> distributed (or sold) via web pages, versus
>>>   b) web-page coders who code to support other people's content   
>>> (usually as a profession).
>
>  [...]
>
>> HTML5 does not provide anything specific to enable selling of  
>> content,  but then, neither did HTML4. E-commerce and revenue  
>> models are out of  scope for HTML.
>
>
> I'll use your vague link to what Steven said to say the following:
>
> If "people who produce their own content that they wish to have  
> distributed (or sold) via web pages" is out of scope for HTML5, then  
> you are confirming what Steven said.

The process of producing content is in scope. The business and  
economics of selling content is not. This is exactly the same as for  
HTML4. So this can't be an argument that HTML5 is worse for a  
particular audience than HTML4.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 20 September 2009 11:22:29 GMT

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