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Re: TAG ACTION-407 -- text/html media type and legacy

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:40:29 -0500
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, public-html@w3.org, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 21:06 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
[...]
> > Hope this helps,
> 
> Indeed, thanks, that's very helpful.
> 
> Looking back at the proposal with this in mind:

Umm... "the proposal" is ambiguous; the 20 Apr msg
had a distinct proposal from the 15 Apr msg.

In any case...

> On Thu, 15 Apr 2010, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
[...]
> > [with]
> > 
> >     *Published specification:*
> > 
> >         This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a
> >         document with the text/html type asserts that the document is
> >         a member of the HTML family, as defined by this specification
> >         or those listed above [ref Introduction and background], and
> >         licenses its interpretation according to this specification.
> 
> I hesitate to use this exact text because the term "HTML family" is rather 
> unclear. It also removes the mention of the carefully-defined term "HTML 
> document", which I think is important.
> 
> Would the following be an acceptable compromise?:
> 
>          This document is the relevant specification. Labeling a
>          resource with the text/html type asserts that the resource is
>          to be interpreted as an HTML document using the HTML syntax, and 
>          that it conforms either to this specification or to an earlier 
>          HTML specification.
> 

That works for me.

I wonder what Larry thinks of it; I've been struggling to completely
understand his position here.

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