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Re: Proposal for developing HTML 5 materials for Web *authors*

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:02:16 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0711210702y786e6cb0rb82de074bcbd53ff@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On Nov 21, 2007 8:05 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
> > I think a document published by the W3C for authors shouldn't subset
> > what the spec proper defines as the conforming language, but it can
> > opt to use a single convention for its examples.
> I leave this decision to Web designers, Web developers, not
> implementers. :)

I very much support this, and I would particularly like to see it
represent a W3C position on "best practice". By this I mean, it should
describe HTML5 features in a manner that is consistent with other "web
standards" (W3C recommendations) like WCAG. I'm less interested in
aspects that are not backed up by other standards; I'd consider that
wandering into the territory of personal preference on coding style
... difficult to pin down and not terribly useful.

Consistency with other best practice standards is vital though. W3C
should produce this. Doubtless many others will contribute excellent
articles on the topic for years to come, but they won't carry the same
authority. Formal clarification by W3C of any aspect of HTML 5 can
provide a useful reference point, one that could reduce a number of
repetitive and pointless debates. I would greatly appreciate it for
that reason alone.

I agree with Justin: let's get this started!

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