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Re: <ruby>, etc. in HTML5

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 00:27:34 +0000
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <96B0962F-A40B-445B-B837-53631EB1F649@robburns.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>

Hi Anne,

On May 26, 2008, at 6:27 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> It seems Ian didn't e-mail public-html@w3.org about the recent  
> addition of <ruby>, <rt>, and <rp> to the HTML5 draft specification:
>  http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=1703&to=1704
>  http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-text-level.html#the-ruby
> Maybe this reduces the concern from Robert Burns somewhat.

Not really. The draft we were voting on is version 1.822[1] or later  
version. That version has no ruby section in it (though ruby is  
included in the parsing algorithm, but I think that's been there for a  
while). Now, the "or later version" language opens up the possibility  
that it could be tacked on in a rushed way, but I don't think that's a  
good way to get the next draft out of the door.

Secondly, ruby was just an example I was giving. There have been many  
other large proposals made in the WG, that have gotten short shrift  
and need to be addressed in the draft. Developers are anxious to begin  
experimental implementation of HTML5 features and I think focussing on  
getting the big ideas out the door is more important than all of the  
little tweaks to the language that will inevitably happen with  
feedback and in time. To facilitate the process it's important to get  
the big things in the draft as an indication to implementation  
developers where the draft is headed.

Take care,

[1]: <http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/spec/Overview.html?rev=1.822 
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 00:28:17 UTC

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