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Re: Publication of specifications as HTML5

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:21:27 -0400
Message-Id: <EE415AC0-31AD-4DF3-9E78-208BD97E02A7@la-grange.net>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org, ayg@aryeh.name, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>

Le 19 août 2011 à 07:29, Richard Ishida a écrit :
> [1] there are additional rules for polyglot documents to ensure that the document works as XML and HTML (for example, no XML declaration allowed, therefore encoding can only be utf-8 (or utf-16 but that was excluded from polyglot)).  So it's not just xml well-formedness. Having said that, I don't think there are many additional rules to worry about. That's what the polyglot spec describes: http://www.w3.org/TR/html-polyglot/

I know what polyglot prescribes. :) It is not what we are discussing here.
What I was aiming at are along these:

1. Finding a ground where 
	- a group could publish its documents in HTML5
	- the tools using W3C specifications pre/post publishing would not be disturbed.
2. To not worry about formalism but being practical about what we want to achieve.

> what's needed is a defined subset of HTML5 for editors to use that reflects what is currently supported on major browsers.

This seems to be a good goal to pursue. It is why I was thinking of an HTML file which could be "seen as xml"
http://caniuse.com will help here

What I have not seen on the discussion thread yet (and that I would like to see) is 
What are the current *tools* requirements for processing/hosting a document on W3C space?
With these requirements, *we* (the community altogether) can decide what is usable or not. 

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Friday, 19 August 2011 13:21:55 UTC

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