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Re: HTML5: clean and non-clean

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:12:12 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640810220712k2e682515l2ec7dfcfd1b91259@mail.gmail.com>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-tag@w3.org, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 5:19 AM,  <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> So, the net result of the proposed separation would be two documents:
>
> 1) The HTML 5 Language Specification (as proposed above)
> 2) The HTML 5 Browser Specification - this would provide essentially the
> information in the current drafts, except that unnecessary duplication
> with (1) would be avoided.

FWIW, this has been discussed before in the WG, with folks such as
myself and Roy Fielding saying basically the same thing.  "HTML 5"
right now is basically 80% "browser implementer guide", and 20%
specification, and those should be separate things for the reasons you
give.  There was no consensus on this though, so no action was taken.

e.g. see this thread (and its predecessor);

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Nov/0430.html

Mark.
Received on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 14:12:47 GMT

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