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Keep HTML4 information in Tutorials?

From: <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:01:18 -0400
To: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9004d9e369bd1c5e4f694a23797cc847@garbee.me>
 

tl;dr: 

I think we should remove things in the tutorials relating
to HTML4 and what changed in order to make them just about the current
standards. This would mean moving all this legacy information into their
own pages which would be useful anyways. 

Any thoughts? 

Long version:


I think it is basically decided at this point to use HTML5+ for any
new projects and to teach beginners on. I have noticed in the tutorials
section for HTML that there are references to HTML4 things and what has
changed in 5 along with an entire section just explaining obsolete tags.
I think that this kind of content should be removed from the *tutorials*
and placed in separate pages. I think we should have one page that
explains the changes between HTML4 and the current HTML spec and another
that lists the obsoleted tags and how you can get their functionality
back if needed. 

This will do a few things: 

 	* Keep the tutorials
cleaner and more precise
 	* Not throw as much information at beginners
which makes them more apt to remember what they need to know.
 	* Not
waste peoples time reading unneeded and outdated information.
 	* Make a
place to refer for all either update notes or obsolete tag
information.

Thanks, 

Garbee 
 
Received on Friday, 19 October 2012 00:01:42 UTC

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