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Re: HTML Design Principles Review

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:50:42 -0500
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1187365842.29837.599.camel@pav>

On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 10:53 +0100, Joshue O Connor wrote:
> I am still formulating my thoughts of the Design Principles document. I
> just wish to share an observation.
> 
> I am curious as to why is there such a bloat amongst the design
> principles for HTML 5? The design principles documents for HTML 4 seems
> remarkably precise, and sensible.

I don't recall a design principles document for HTML 4. I'd
appreciate a pointer

>  The XHTML 2 design aims also seem to
> be brief and concise.

Again, I'd appreciate a pointer.

>  Why are the  HTML 5 principles so verbose? Can the
> principles themselves "Avoid Needless Complexity"?
> 
> Josh
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/intro/h4desgn.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/introduction.html#aims
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