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Re: Paving Cowpaths

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 11:57:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4652CC9E.8020506@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:

> > 1. We need tutorials for people who want to know the language undies.

At the great risk of repeating myself, I don't agree.  A tutorial,
like a book, is fine for those starting out.  A tutorial is not,
and cannot be, definitive : only the specification can be that.

Therefore a part of our aim should be to ensure that the specification
is /accessible/, in every sense of the word.  VW grammars were wonderful,
but probably fewer than 1% of practising programmers were ever
capable of fully understanding them.  Let's make sure that the HTML 5
specification is expressed in language that 85% of our audience can

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 22 May 2007 10:57:18 UTC

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