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Re: editors comments in the W3C HTML5 specification

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:01:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4DA6B7E3.8060607@lachy.id.au>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 2011-04-13 10:57, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> I don not believe the W3C HTML5 specification is a notebook for Ian to
> scribble his personal opinions about changes he disagrees with.
>
> The W3C HTML5 specification is being littered with comments by the
> HTML5 editor,, these seem to appear whenever a working group decison
> does not go his way,  for example:
>
> [1]
> <!-- The following paragraph is not included in the WHATWG copy
> because it is wrong. For example, content models are not syntax. It's
> also unnecessary. What kinds of things are conformance requirements is
> explained in the previous section, which talks about RFC 2119. -->

That comment relates to this note:

   "the conformance requirements for documents include syntax (the
    <table> element is conforming as a child of <body>, but not as a
    child ot <title>), and semantics (the <table> elements denotes a
    multi-dimensional data table, not a piece of furniture)."

The note itself doesn't make sense.  The fact that a table can be a 
child of body, but not title, relates to the content model, not the 
syntax.  I'd suggest that the note just be removed, but I'm not sure why 
it got added if the first place.

(Hixie: There's also a typo in the note: s/ot <title>/of <title>/)

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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