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Re: Curriculum structures up on the Wiki!

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:42:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4EE280C7.8040104@w3.org>
To: Virginia DeBolt <virginia@vdebolt.com>
CC: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, public-webed@w3.org
Hi, Virginia-

(BCCing Aarron, so he is aware of the conversation)

On 12/9/11 3:46 PM, Virginia DeBolt wrote:
> Here's the URL for that HTML5 intro.
> http://wasp.placenamehere.com/wiki/edu-act:html5_module
> I changed the references to XHTML (where appropriate) on Web Design I and II
> courses. I added some HTML 5 books as resources to the Web Design I course.
> I think we should do the same with the Web Design II course, but will defer
> to Aarron on what he would like to add there.
> Virginia

Makes sense.  Aarron isn't currently a member of the WebEd Community 
Group, but naturally, he'd be very welcome, if he has the time.

I think we should honor the intent of the original authors as much as 
possible, but I don't think anyone intended these works to be static 
documents.  They should change over time, as appropriate to the current 
needs and best practices.


> Doug Schepers wrote:
>> Hi, Virginia-
>> On 12/9/11 11:42 AM, Virginia DeBolt wrote:
>>>>> I note that the term "(X)HTML" is used widely throughout the curriculum; we
>>>>> may wish to change to the term "HTML", if we consider that a current best
>>>>> practice.
>>>> We are using HTML5 as the markup standard throughout the rest of the
>>>> material,
>>>> so yes, we should change it to HTML, imo, for consistency's sake.
>>> I would be willing to go through the Web Design I&   II courses to change
>>> (X)HTML to HTML.
>> That would be great!
>> In general, there are places where an author may have actually meant
>> XHTML (e.g. referring to specific well-formedness or validity
>> constraints), but I don't know if that occurs in any of the InterACT
>> stuff... I leave it to your judgment.
>>> I also want to point out that I created an introductory HTML5 module that
>>> was never published on the http://interact.webstandards.org/ site, but it is
>>> ready to go on the WaSP EduTF wiki. I can provide the URL if you want it.
>> That would be fantastic!  We have a lot of HTML5 reference material, but
>> not a curriculum module.  (Of course, we will want to continue to
>> coordinate with WaSP EduTF on this stuff.)
>> You're awesome, Virginia!  Great to see you here in WebEd CG.
>> Regards-
>> -Doug
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