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Re: Cleaning House

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 10:14:30 -0700
Message-Id: <86B166E3-BA36-48D2-B45E-3C49F213AF30@apple.com>
Cc: Philip Taylor <excors@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Hi Julian,

On May 3, 2007, at 12:22 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> I do understand why a specification for HTML5 parsing needs to  
> specify that. However, a spec for HTML5 authors shouldn't even  
> mention these special case in parsing rules: all I need to know is  
> what tags are allowed where, and whether I need (or am allowed) to  
> close them. In particular, producers of HTML5 documents shouldn't  
> need to read about how broken documents are processed; they are  
> expected to produce correct ones, right?
> So: in favor of splitting the spec (language spec / parser spec).

How would you feel about a single normative spec with the full set of  
conformance requirements for both authors and UAs, plus additional  
material specifically for authors which only talks about conforming  
content? For example, a tutorial/primer, a quick reference guide, and  
a slightly more advanced authoring guide that explains the  
conformance rules for documents.

Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 17:25:14 UTC

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