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Re: Inconsistency in HTML 4.01 regarding NBSP

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:32:52 +0200
Message-ID: <52D6F15C4C704D24B3EB8D77CF83B361@JukanPC>
To: "Aryeh Gregor" <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: "Andrey V. Lukyanov" <land@long.yar.ru>, <www-html@w3.org>
Aryeh Gregor wrote:

>> Or maybe it isn't, partly because HTML 5 does not exist even as a
>> draft _specification_, it's just "working draft".
>
> I'm not sure what you mean.

Try reading the latest HTML 5 working draft then; e.g.:

"Implementors should be aware that this specification is not stable. 
Implementors who are not taking part in the discussions are likely to find 
the specification changing out from under them in incompatible ways."

"The publication of this document by the W3C as a W3C Working Draft does not 
imply that all of the participants in the W3C HTML working group endorse the 
contents of the specification. Indeed, for any section of the specification, 
one can usually find many members of the working group or of the W3C as a 
whole who object strongly to the current text, the existence of the section 
at all, or the idea that the working group should even spend time discussing 
the concept of that section."

So it's a discussion document.

> HTML5 is a bona fide W3C specification,
> which is currently in Working Draft stage.

Drafts are not specifications, except perhaps in some variants of W3C 
newspeak.

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Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
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