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Re: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status (ISSUE-19)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:32:40 -0600
Message-ID: <474F2FF8.3040101@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Not really. What I was asking for was a *normative* spec that defines 
> the language, not the DOM, not error recovery, not client-side storage etc.

Any spec that defines the language should be specifying:

1)  How to parse it.
2)  How to parse strings that claim to be in the language but are not.

Of course an "acceptable" specification for #2 is "throw up a big error message 
and crash"... but is that really desirable?
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:32:58 UTC

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