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Re: feedback on HTML5 A technical specification for Web developers

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:00:12 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimGipNCao9Db2VUH7AeQVy4RVDysoQkZWWFAE7i@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ben Schwarz <ben.schwarz@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, ian@hixie.ch, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>
Hi ben, thanks for the quick response,

you wrote:
"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?"

a suggestion "HTML A technical specification for Web developers"

Also can you provide an estimate of when the W3C spec-author-view will be
fixed?

regards
stevef

On 22 February 2011 08:22, Ben Schwarz <ben.schwarz@gmail.com> wrote:

>  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
>
> --
>
> 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.
>
>
>
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 09:01:05 GMT

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