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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 23:10:28 +0200
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To: public-html@w3.org

On 10. apr. 2007, at 21.16, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Tuesday 2007-04-10 20:38 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:
>> If we are to make a jump like this, I think it we should have a
>> really strict delta document. One that we can trust contains all
>> significant aspects of differences between the HTML4 and HTML5 specs
>> at all times. This should not be just a wiki. I think the editor
>> should be responsible for keeping it up to date as the proposal  
>> evolves.
> I don't think this makes sense.
> One of the problems I hope this group will solve is that HTML4 is
> frequently ambiguous and often lacks conformance requirements where
> it should have them.  In other words, it frequently doesn't define
> the things a spec ought to be defining.  Many parts of it are not
> useful at any level deeper than as a list of requested features, and
> I don't think it's useful, or worth anyone's time, to track
> differences between a list of requested features and an actual
> specification designed to lead to interoperable implementations.

I simply disagree on this. I have used HTML as an author/developer  
since its inception and I admit has some loose ends, but describing  
(part of) it as being just a list of features is going a bit far.

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