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Re: Normative status of author-only view of the HTML5 specification

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 08:24:44 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTimXKark3VYW+N+F9j7e3i4ikdtZWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
We also have a 3rd document claiming to be HTML5:

HTML5 A technical specification for Web developershttp://
developers.whatwg.org/

which is neither a subset or superset of the W3C HTML5 specification


regards
stevef

On 8 June 2011 07:42, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jonas,
>
> >Given that we would then have two documents with normative
> status describing how HTML is defined.
>
> We currently have 2 documents: W3C HTML5 and WHATWG HTML, do you object to
>  both of these documents claiming to be normative?
>
> regards
> Stevef
>
>
> On 7 June 2011 20:37, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Noah
>> >
>> > As you may have noticed we have issued a Call For Consensus to publish
>> the : "HTML5 Edition for Web Authors" as a first public Working Draft since
>> we overlooked to do this previously.  See:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0092.html
>> >
>> > In addition we have removed the "non-normative" text from the candidate
>> document.
>> >
>> > We also plan to reformat this document as a W3C Working Draft if the CfC
>> is successful.
>>
>> Given that we would then have two documents with normative status
>> describing how HTML is defined. Which of the two is authoritative if
>> the two don't agree?
>>
>> / Jonas
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
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Steve Faulkner
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