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Re: Normative status of author-only view of the HTML5 specification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 07:40:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4DEF0B5F.7050800@gmx.de>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 2011-06-08 01:00, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> ...
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Roy T. Fielding<fielding@gbiv.com>  wrote:
>> The audience of HTML5 authors and authoring tool makers is several orders of magnitude larger than the audience of browser makers. Given the way that the full spec is written, it will not be considered authoritative regardless of what is in the front matter.  If the author-only view is authoritative, then there will be pressure to both keep it in sync with the larger spec and keep the work at W3C.  If the author-only view is not authoritative, then there is no need for it to be in sync with a larger spec that nobody implements -- it will be replaced by documents that accurately describe HTML as implemented.
> The author-only view is generated from the same source file as the
> main spec, so no additional pressure is needed to keep it in sync with
> the larger spec.
> ...

Well, as long as both generation and publication actually work a 
designed. Right now, they do not. (-> CORS).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2011 05:41:26 UTC

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