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Re: CfC: Publish HTML5 Edition for Web Authors as First Public Working Draft

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:43:00 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimx6qYZ9feH7tqkUB3+sgUNrO=rYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:20 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> The Chairs have reviewed the responses to the CfC. There was much discussion. This include objections to publishing this draft as normative and objections to not publishing this draft as normative. No one seems to object to publishing the draft at all. In the end, the addition of the following text to the Status of the Document section seems to address all of the conditional objections:
> "This document is an automated redaction of the full HTML5 specification. As such, the two documents are supposed to agree on normative matters concerning Web authors. However, if the documents disagree, this is a bug in the redaction process and the unredacted full HTML specification takes precedence. Readers are encouraged to report such discrepancies as bugs in the bug tracking system of the HTML WG."

Surely this doesn't include differences where the full HTML5
specification defines behavior where the Web Authors document leaves
behavior undefined, right? As that will be quite common given the
large amount of normative text which only appears in the full
specification. The above text does not address how such differences
should be handled.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:43:57 UTC

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