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Re: feedback on HTML5 A technical specification for Web developers

From: Ben Schwarz <ben.schwarz@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:22:54 +1100
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, ian@hixie.ch, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <756B41BFF1674D24AD5BFA9D387EBFE4@gmail.com>
Hi Steve, 

I believe the title of the document / specification to be the most relevantly accurate title possible, irregardless of the inclusion of microdata. Although I'd be open to hear any suggestions for something better?

As for the W3C spec-author-view—I see it to really be the same as the specification launched today. 
I understand the differences between the two, but they're one and the same in my opinion… (In the real world, people have a hard enough time working out who the WHATWG and W3C are) 

I'd hope to port the new work over to the spec-author-view, but I do wonder why the two need coexist, as the spec-author-view was a project that was created by Hixie, Mike Smith (as far as I know). The goals of that specification and mine are the same, I'd worked on both too… Personally, I'd like to hear feedback from both Hixie and Mike on this… 

Rather than _porting_ anything, I'd be more interested in writing a global W3C style guide & css package that could be included by all the willing specification authors, to tidy the typography and generally provide a solid pattern library for documentation.

Thanks for your feedback, its always appreciated. I'm sure that this project is only really just beginning :)

Cheers, 

Ben

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On Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 7:03 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
Hi ben, great work on the developer document!
> 
> I am a little confused though, the document is not a version of the HTML5 specification (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/spec.html) it is a version of http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/
>  So it should not claim to be "HTML5 A technical specification for Web developers" It includes things such as microdata that are not in HTML5.
> 
> On a related subject, the HTML5 Edition for Web Authors http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/ still has the color contrast issues that were present months ago. At the time i provided a modded style sheet which removed the issues.  As I also suggested before, if you don't have the time or inclination to update HTML5 Edition for Web Authors I would be happy to take over.
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> with regards
> 
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
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