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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:13:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811280813310.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Nov 25, 2008, at 21:12, Mark Baker wrote:
> >
> >> Defining the language in terms of an abstraction which isn't relevant to
> >> all uses of HTML is IMO,
> >> prima facie a bad idea.
> >
> > Would you accept an abstraction of "document tree"?
> 
> I'd accept any solution that could be understood by a layperson.

How do we determine what is understood by a layperson?

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