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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:56:36 -0800
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E020F391-1E4B-4359-868A-065E0C1961B5@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Nov 29, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> For the record: I'm in *total* agreement with Roy -- please  
>>> consider a stand-alone document that *only* describes the document  
>>> format -- just like HTML4 used to. Then move everything else into  
>>> a separate spec.
>> That is what the Web Developer's Guide to HTML 5 will be.
> 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.

That's a lot of work to take on in addition to our charter deliverable  
for a spec that defines the language as well as those other things. It  
would also reaise the risk of conflict in normative requirements.

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