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Re: HTML5: clean and non-clean

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:08:56 -0400
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, www-tag@w3.org
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Mark Baker writes:

> FWIW, this has been discussed before in the WG, with folks such
> asmyself and Roy Fielding saying basically the same thing.

I'm sorry that my note could be taen to claim originality for this idea. 
Though I was not aware of details of prior discussions, I had assumed it 
must have come up in some form, and had heard vague rumors that Roy might 
have proposed something similar.  It's in any case gratifying to be in 
such good company.  Thank you.

Noah

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"Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
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10/22/2008 10:12 AM
 
        To:     noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
        cc:     "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-tag@w3.org, "Ian 
Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
        Subject:        Re: HTML5: clean and non-clean



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 15:09:41 GMT

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