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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:34:47 +0200
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "HTML WG LIST" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vxher9o1wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:43:00 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> 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.

Yes it does, it says the full version takes precedence. So if they  
disagree, in that HTML5 says "the marchingBand element must launch a group  
that includes 76 trombones" while the authoring version says "the  
marchingBand element must launch a group", apparently allowing you to  
skimp and only have a pair of trombones, the full spec version is the one  
that is "right".

cheers

Chaals

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