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[Bug 8365] Remove the Web Browsers Section 6

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Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 02:11:16 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-11-25 02:11:15 ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> > 
> > Since ePub is defined as a subset of XHTML, it doesn't make sense to me to
> > remove anything from the HTML5 spec on the basis that ePub doesn't need it.
> > It's already a subset specification. 
> >
> I wouldn't remove any element of HTML because only one user agent uses only a
> subset. But I don't think user agents should impose their own unique
> requirements, either. 

I don't see anything specific to only one kind of client, but maybe you have
some specific examples. 

> > > 
> > > All applications that make use of HTML or XHTML have their own requirements and
> > > needs. The appropriate procedure is to define specifications for the
> > > application functionality, and leave the HTML markup for the HTML WG.
> > > 
> > 
> > It's true that there are different kinds of HTML clients. HTML5 provides for
> > this with a variety of conformance classes:
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#conformance-requirements
> >
> There should be a simplified set of conformation requirements for all clients
> related to HTML, XHTML, and the DOM.

Do you think there are any such clients not covered by one of the included
conformance classes?

> > It clearly says that non-scripting UAs are exempt from implementing any of the
> > scripting features, for instance. The scripting features in section 6 don't
> > look any different to me in this regard than other scripting- and event-related
> > requirements throughout the spec.
> >
> Again, though, I don't think that we should be including application specific
> requirements into what should be a general markup language, and associated DOM. 

None of the requirements are specific to only one kind of application, if
that's what you mean. I believe I showed that all the subsections of section 6
apply to a wide variety of clients (though some may not apply to specific kinds
of clients such as non-scripting UAs).

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