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HTML5: The Markup Language (new doc for review)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:17:21 +0000
To: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090122181417.M27764@hicom.net>
aloha, all!

in response to a request by the TAG, the HTML WG tasked ex-co-chair 
mike smith to draft a version of the spec that is SOLELY devoted to 
defining HTML5 as a declarative markup language -- the draft can be 
found at:


as for its relationship to the HTML5 spec submitted to the W3C by the 
WHAT WG, that is still a matter of debate, as is whether the document
should be normative or informative (a Note or a Rec)

i have added a link to the editor's draft of the new document to the
main HTML5 issues and requirements gathering page on the XTech wiki:


specifically in the section located at (obscenely long URI warning):


which is intended as a means of keeping participants aware of 
HTML WG activities and deliverables development...

the nature and the purpose of this new document is still under 
discussion in the HTML WG, but i personally perceive it as a chance
to produce what the HTML WG should be producing: a declarative 
markup language evolved from HTML 4.01, but whether that will be the
case, is a matter of debate...

i think that anyone interested in HTML5 accessibility should check out
this new draft -- it may be in everyone's best interest if a draft 
that outlines HTML5 as a declarative language, without the extra 
baggage added to HTML 4.01 by the WHAT WG, is fostered, supported 
and nurtured...

We should all be concerned about the future, because we will have to 
spend the rest of our lives there.
            -- Charles Franklin Kettering, "Seed for Thought", 1949
Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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