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Re: An HTML5 logo

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 18:25:37 +0000
To: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Message-Id: <EC961E1F-7521-43C3-AA86-558B44459357@w3.org>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

On 18 Jan 2011, at 10:29 AM, Jeremy Keith wrote:

> Ian wrote:
>> The Comm Team uses "Open Web Platform" for the general, unbounded  
>> set of technologies.  But all signs point to HTML5 being the term  
>> that the world has chosen for that purpose.
>
> It is precisely *because* third parties are using the term "HTML5"  
> to refer to a multitude of technologies that the W3C needs to be the  
> authoritative source for what is and isn't contained by a  
> specification.

When precision is required, the specifications themselves provide the  
answer.

>
> From your Recommendation of 2004, Architecture of the World Wide  
> Web, Volume One, General Architecture Principles:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-webarch-20041215/#general
>
> "Orthogonal abstractions benefit from orthogonal specifications.  
> Experience demonstrates that problems arise where orthogonal  
> concepts occur in a single specification."

Agreed.

>
> This goes doubly for marketing and communication releases from the  
> W3C. If this kind of water-muddying advice http://www.w3.org/html/logo/faq.html#mean 
>   were being given by a company such as Apple, Google, Mozilla,  
> Opera or Microsoft, that would be fine. Call me naive, but I expect  
> accuracy from the W3C.
>
> Also, could you please clarify what "community support" was behind  
> the injunction to apply the term HTML5 to CSS, WOFF, etc? I would  
> have thought that this working group might have had some interest.

We have an SVG logo and very much want to create CSS and WOFF  
identities (and others). I understand that we need that accuracy at  
times, and also that a WG would be the first body to care about it.  
Thank you for that feedback,

  _ Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/logo/faq#official

>
> Thanks,
>
> Jeremy
>
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> Jeremy Keith
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> a d a c t i o
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