W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > spec-prod@w3.org > January to March 2012

[Pubrules] Changes to enable use of HTML5

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:18:30 -0500
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A59E2C2B-8716-488F-A689-601C5B151E4A@w3.org>
To: "spec-prod@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Spec-prod,

I plan to implement two changes to pubrules [1] this week related to the use of HTML5 in W3C Technical Reports. Comments welcome,

Ian Jacobs

[1] http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules

==============================
Normative formats (1.2)

OLD: 

   "All normative representations MUST validate as one of the following: HTML 4.x, some version of XHTML that is a W3C Recommendation, or RDFa in XHTML. Team Contacts please see the Communications Team to propose additional exceptions."

NEW:

  "All normative representations MUST validate as one of the following: HTML 4.x, or some version of XHTML or XHTML+RDF that is a W3C Recommendation. HTML5 is also permitted with the following limitations:

    (1) HTML5 is not yet permitted for Recommendations;
    (2) Inline markup for SVG 1.1 or MathML 2.0 is permitted but only with a (fallback) alternative;
    (3) If the HTML5 validator issues content warnings, the publication request must include rationale why the warning is not problematic. 

   Please consider how your content will render in browsers that do not support HTML5."

NOTE ON THIS CHANGE:

 * We plan to extend to Recommendations once we have gained some experience.


==============================
Backwards compatibility (1.3)

DELETE:

  "To help ensure backwards compatibility, at least one normative representation MUST identify itself as HTML 4.x, XHTML 1.0, or RDFa in XHTML."

--
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
Received on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:18:42 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:18:43 GMT