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Re: code, samp, kbd, var

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 08:45:40 +0200
Message-Id: <5875519C-363E-4436-9B38-2C3A74BF0CFC@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
To: tina@greytower.net

Hi Tina,

Le 17 mai 2007 à 02:15, Tina Holmboe a écrit :
>    (a) All presentational elements - and yes, this does include I, B,
>        FONT, and the way M is defined today - are removed from the  
> HTML
>        specification.


# Conformance

Would Conformance address your request? A conformance section has in  
its goals:

	to define what an implementers has
	to do  for a specific type of products.

A conformance section is /not/ monolithic. It really depends upon the  
class of products.
I have explained this in [HTML classes of products][1]

# Practical Conformance

In a practical way, it means that an element can be authorized for  
one class of product and forbidden for another one. Even further than  
that, it can be defined that one specific product can read a document  
with some constraints and save documents with another set of  
constraints.

For example, when you create "HTML tidy", an HTML implementation, you  
want to be sure to read documents (any kind of documents) but you  
want to be sure to write a version of your document which is in  
accordance with what is an HTML document.


# HTML Specification.

The HTML is not yet a W3C draft, it is now under the W3C CVS Web  
space. But there will be at a point, a first published version.  
People will raise issues, people will make comments and reviews, deep  
reviews, with different perspectives depending on their background. I  
will discuss with chairs soon on how to organize a set of reviews in  
the communitie*s*.

Until the specification has reached Last Call, the main content of  
the technology is /not/ sealed in concrete. Keep this in mind.


Hope it helps to understand


Karl, HTML WG Staff Contact


[1]: http://www.w3.org/mid/745AACD1-C595-43ED-A07C-574A3C6AE99D@w3.org


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