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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 21:52:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4638F9F6.7090809@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: public-html@w3.org

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:

 > We're chartered (as you of course know, having read the charter before
 > joining the WG) to create an XML serialisation as well as a "classic
 > HTML" serialisation.

It's difficult to know how you arrived at that conclusion.  The charter
actually says

 > There is a single specification deliverable for the HTML Working Group,
 > the HTML specification, a platform-neutral and device-independent design
 > with the following items in scope:
 >     * A language evolved from HTML4 for describing the semantics of
 > 	documents and applications on the World Wide Web. This will be
 > 	a complete specification, not a delta specification.

 >     * An extensible, serialized form of such a language, using XML.
 > [...]

Thus "an extensible, serialized form of such a language, using XML"
is "in scope", not mandated.

Philip Taylor
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 21:00:20 UTC

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