Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Michael(tm) Smith<> wrote:

> Ian Hickson <>, 2009-08-26 02:28 +0000:
>> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> > If we actually defined each element and each attribute in the way that
>> > HTML4 does *and* define its operational behavior for the DOM then the
>> > specification would satisfy all implementations.
>> I don't know what it means to "define" an element if that is not to define
>> its operational behaviour.
> It means defining what the element represents.

Indeed. There's a noticeable difference between:

or even the newly minted:

and having to follow all the internal references... versus the rather
pleasing "at a glance" view you get from Mike's version

I know all the info I want is in the HTML 5 spec but sometimes I need
to send a pointer to someone who isn't a spec-weenie and the HTML 5:
The Markup Language view is often "good enough" for someone less
interested in the nuances of say "The activation behavior of a
elements". I'm not sure the new spec-author-view is quite right... but
it is moving us closer.


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