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

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:38:22 -0800
Message-Id: <2312612A-7A99-4BCF-8FE0-BA43AA08AD38@gbiv.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Nov 29, 2007, at 3:24 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:15:20 +0100, Roy T. Fielding  
> <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 29, 2007, at 2:53 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> The DOM and other features you mention are part of our charter  
>>> deliverables, so it would not make sense to remove them from the  
>>> spec.
>> Not all deliverables need to be in a single spec.  What does need to
>> be in the spec is a definition of HTML that does not require a DOM,
>> because MOST implementations of HTML processing do not have a DOM.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section- 
> conformance.html#conformance covers those implementations already.

Only if you think it is reasonable for such an implementor to filter
through the irrelevant content and reverse engineer a data definition
from the normative DOM description.  I don't.

Received on Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:38:34 UTC

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