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[Bug 8835] New: Clarifcation of the purpose of "Markup" spec and possible renaming of it.

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Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:52:57 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8835-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8835

           Summary: Clarifcation of the purpose of "Markup" spec and
                    possible renaming of it.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/spec.html
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith)
        AssignedTo: mike@w3.org
        ReportedBy: dean@dean.org.nz
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-html@w3.org


Just having a look at the spec: "HTML 5: The Markup Language" that Mike Smith
is/was working on. I'm not sure if this project has been put to the side or
superseded by something else or whether it is still being actively developed.

If this is going to be used by the HTML WG can we please have the title changed
to something else as the real "HTML 5: The Markup Language" is actually in the
main spec that's known as "HTML5", the spec that is being developed by both the
W3C and the WHATWG. This "the markup spec" certainly can not be called "HTML 5:
The Markup Language" anyway as HTML5 is interdependently linked to XHTML5 and
DOM5 (meaning you can't separate HTML5 from XHTML5 or DOM5). Seems confusing to
have two specs attempting to do the same thing, I'm not sure what the purpose
is of "the markup spec", perhaps it's aimed at authors, nonetheless, it really
needs to be called something else so there's no confusion between it and the
real markup language(s) HTML5, XHTML5 that are within the main spec.

Thanks
Dean


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