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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 05:25:39 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0612070524420.17852@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > IMHO that's the kind of thing that belongs on the wiki or as an 
> > opinion piece on the blog (feel free to post either). But the spec 
> > should stay out of the way of such arguments.
> 
> Well, I can't go beyond that.  But please realize that if the spec did 
> include it, even if it were a section out authors opinions, you'd likely 
> see improvement in the code out on the web. But opinions that have no 
> authority will be easily and willfully ignored.

I doubt very much that the spec will have any effect on the quality of 
code. Most authors never look at the spec. I agree that we should have 
better tutorials, though.

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