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Re: Should we Publish a Language Specification?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:57:19 -0800
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> (Ret'd)
Cc: Dean Edridge <dean@dean.org.nz>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Message-id: <7FE33931-7426-4E88-B2D0-241AF34F0651@apple.com>

On Nov 19, 2008, at 6:24 AM, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:

> To summarise my position, Dean, I am not
> arguing in favour of a second authoring
> specification : I am arguing in favour
> of a first, normative, language specification,
> towards which Mike's draft is an superb start.

I think it would be pretty bad to have multiple normative specs for  
the syntax of HTML. I would be strongly opposed to publishing Mike's  
document as Working Draft or later unless its status is changed to  
informative. Already it is out of sync with the main HTML5 spec on  
such basic things as the set of elements in the language.

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