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

From: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 16:14:26 +1300
To: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>
Cc: Dylan Smith <qstage@cox.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <4744F412.9000505@55.co.nz>

ryan wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2007, at 8:31 PM, Dylan Smith wrote:
>> If there were a more focused "recommended" way to code, this might be 
>> a tad
>> easier.
>> Not that we should change what's allowed, or restrict rendering, but a
>> smaller subset that says,"Please do it this way" is something I'm in 
>> favor
>> of.
> It would certainly be easier for consumers/parsers if there were less 
> variation in the languages, but as long as there will are variations 
> in the language there are reasonable disagreements on the right "way". 
> I don't think it's a productive use of this group's time to try and 
> find one true way.
> If this group works on issues related to best practices, it should 
> remain neutral– enumerate the possibilities and discuss their pros and 
> cons, then let the reader decide for themselves.

So you would like a spec that is loose enough for people to interpret 
how they like?
This would be a recipe for disaster.

>> FWIW, I'm for double quotes and the use of a solidus, myself.
> That's great, but there are many situations where is is quite 
> reasonable to omit them.

I think you are missing the point.
There doesn't need to be these differences. There doesn't need to be 
many/diffferent situations.
How can having differences be a good thing?

> -ryan
-Dean Edridge
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2007 03:29:50 UTC

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