Re: Formal definition of HTML5 (was Re: Version information)

On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:41:42 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal  
<> wrote:
>>> How will the HTML5 language be formally defined?
>> It's currently formally defined using English prose.
> But there will eventually be a formal language definition right? I mean  
> - you cannot validate documents against english prose.

It's already being done:

Although it's called defining what is conforming, not defining what is  
valid. As valid has some SGML / XML meaning that we don't want to confuse  
it with.

> So - how will it be defined?

It already is defined, in English prose.

> And - is there a prototype definition out there?
> Sivonens validation service mentions a "prerelease schema".

That's an implementation detail.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 09:53:27 UTC