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Re: preparing WG publication

From: Simpson, Grant Leyton <glsimpso@indiana.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:45:30 -0400
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6194172-B016-4A2B-AAFC-1C6C8B9EEE45@indiana.edu>
With these differences (and others) in mind, can anyone provide information on what the anticipated endgame will be for publishing the recommendation? Will the expected process be to harmonize the differences between the W3C and the WHATWG specs? Will this be formalized in any way (reminiscent of the U.S. House and Senate having to conference on making their respective bills uniform)?

On Jun 8, 2010, at 9:39 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:

> Hi Julian,
> 
>> the W3C version and the
>> "WHATWG" version of the spec aren't the same anymore.
> 
> This is very true. One example: the image analysis paragraph remains
> in the WHATWG
> version plus added comments:
> 
> <!--END w3c-html--><!--POLITICS-->
> User agents may also apply heuristics to help the user make use of
> the image when the user is unable to see it, e.g. due to a visual
> disability or because they are using a text terminal with no
> graphics capabilities. Such heuristics could include, for instance,
> optical character recognition (OCR) of text found within the image.
> <!--START w3c-html--><!--POLITICS-->
> 
> And a bullet list:
> <ul class="brief">
> 
> <li>Instead of this section, the W3C version has a different paragraph
> explaining the difference between the W3C and WHATWG versions of
> HTML.</li>
> 
> <li>The W3C version refers to the technology as HTML5, rather than
> just HTML.</li>
> 
> <li>Examples that use features from HTML5 are not present in the W3C
> version since the W3C version is published as HTML4 due to W3C
> publication policies.</li>
> 
> <li>The W3C version includes a redundant and inconsistent reference to
> the WCAG document.</li>
> 
> <li>The W3C version omits a paragraph of implementation advice for
> political reasons.</li>
> 
> </ul>
> 
> Full differences:
> http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5100&to=5101
> 
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson
> 
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