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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 22:48:50 +0200
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110611224850803205.2342c9b1@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Maciej Stachowiak, Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:41:59 -0700:
> let's take extended discussion of the WHATWG and its history off of 
> the public-html list.

+1

> Mentioning the existence of the WHATWG spec was 
> somewhat relevant to the thread,

+1 

And it is interesting that Tab's off-list message had one answer to 
Steve's question:

Steve Faulkner, Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:35:53 +0100:
> Hi Jonas, 
> 
>>So we should state that if anything is left undefined in the authors
>>document, but the HTML5 spec defines normative requirements, then the
>>HTML5 specs normative requirements are the ones that apply.
> 
> 
> What is to be done about differences in normative requirements 
> between HTML5 and the HTML living standard?
> 
> which one is authoritative in case of conflict?

What I think we can also say is that it is likely to be easier to 
handle normative questions that could arrise w.r.t. specificiations 
that this WG produce - unlike with a competing spec from another WG, we 
have the power to keep our own documents in sync. It is only 
technicalities when they are not.
-- 
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Saturday, 11 June 2011 20:49:22 GMT

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