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Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 14:40:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4746D84F.9070309@lachy.id.au>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/
> Nice :)
> A suggestion - instead of talking about (X)HTML "serialisations", since 
> this is for normal humans, you might be betteroff ust calling the 
> section "differences between XHTML and HTML".

Yes, but I still need a way to refer to each one where the distinction 
is needed and whatever I use, it should ideally be clear that I'm 
referring to a specific serialisation rather than just the language in 

> I presume that throughout the document you will point out real differences
> (such as how you include script content) when talking about relevant topics.

Yes, that's my intention.  I want to explain all the differences in 
detail and provide tips for reducing them where

e.g. When describing the script element, I'll explain the use of 
<![CDATA[]]> sections for scripts in XHTML, the use of HTML comments 
intended to hide scripts from older browsers, and provide tips like 
using external files instead to avoid all hassles.  Basically a revised 
and shortened version of a previous article I've written on this issue.


Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Friday, 23 November 2007 13:40:44 UTC

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