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Re: Title of the HTML5 document

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 17:50:58 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430905250850r4de65badi785d88abb3e0fa63@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
I know that I'm not part of the HTML working group, but you moved this
discussion to www-archive, so I think I can answer to the question as
well.

I was thinking... what about "HTML5: Uniform Processing for Legacy and
Future Web Content".
It defines all the aspects of that document: a language (HTML5), the
focus on interoperability and its goal to specify what UAs currently
do, its attention to legacy content and backward compatibility, and
its design principle to make documents survive 1000 years. It does not
focus on vocabulary (which is little of the document, since a set of
conformance requirments does not make up a vocabulary, that is
descriptive in nature) and neither on browser, user agents or HTML
interpreters.
One may say that "web" is not just HTML, browsers, JavaScript and
HTTP, but looking back at TBL's times, "www" was just the commercial
name for "HTML over HTTP", so I think that this document (that I
personally don't like, btw) defines the core of "web", not just *a*
vocabulary. HTML is *the* vocabulary, and deserves special treatment.

Giovanni
Received on Monday, 25 May 2009 16:04:57 GMT

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