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Re: [whatwg] Administrivia: Update on the relationship between the WHATWG HTML living standard and the W3C HTML5 specification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:52:46 +0200
Message-ID: <500A7BEE.1090101@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, www-archive@w3.org
On 2012-07-20 22:18, Ian Hickson wrote:
>
> (responding on www-archive since, as mentioned in the original e-mail, the
> WHATWG list is for technical discussions, not political ones)
>
> On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>>
>> I believe you have made some spurious claims, one of them being;
>>
>> "The WHATWG effort is focused on developing the
>> canonical description of HTML and related technologies"
>>
>> The claim that HTML the living standard is canonical appears to imply
>> that the requirements and advice contained within HTML the living
>> standard is more correct than what is in the HTML5 specification.
>
> What I meant was just that the highest priority in the WHATWG spec is in
> making a spec that describes what is implemented, rather than what anyone
> wishes was implemented.

Both the W3C HTML spec and the WHATWG spec describe things that are not 
implemented. Actually, the WHATWG spec seems to contain *more* of that.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:53:24 UTC

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