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Re: HTML 5.1 Use Cases

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:58:40 +0100
Message-ID: <50CF08F0.8050000@w3.org>
To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 08/12/2012 12:34 , Adam Sobieski wrote:
> Digital
> publishing, digital books and digital textbooks could be use cases for
> HTML 5.1.

I agree with this sentiment, but "digital textbooks" is more of a usage 
area than a use case. From the point of view of producing new solutions, 
it would be more useful to hear stories of the kind "I need to do this 
in my ebook because foo, but it doesn't work because bar." Such input is 
extremely valuable.

> Scholarly and scientific communication could be another use case.
> Scholarly and scientific documents, mathematical documents, documents
> previously in PDF formats authored in LaTeX or AMS LaTeX, can be
> considered as use cases, also in the category of digital publishing,
> during the HTML 5.1 process. New features to discuss, for example, could
> then include an XML-based citing and referencing system, one or more CSS
> modules, and any other popular LaTeX and AMS LaTeX features.

I for one would be very happy to see the current madness that is 
scientific publishing come to an end so that I would never again have to 
read a two column PDF paper on a 6" e-ink screen. But similarly, 
"XML-based citing and referencing system" is a solution whereas we need 
to see a problem. Also, is there anything in that that needs to happen 
in the client? Or anything that prevents it from working well in typical 
authoring environments?

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Monday, 17 December 2012 11:58:56 UTC

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