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Re: ISSUE-59: normative-language-reference FPWD

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:00:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4979CD88.9010503@lachy.id.au>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Sam Ruby wrote:
> In yesterday's call, a number of issues were raised when the topic of 
> making "HTML 5: The Markup Language" available First Public Working 
> Draft.  A number of issues were raised during the discussion.  Whether 
> these were merely issues to be worked or meet the criteria for a Formal 
> Objections was less clear to me.
> To help facilitate and focus the discussion, a few links:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/markup-spec/

I remain strongly opposed to publishing that document as a normative 
document on the REC track, and I echo Hixie's question about intended 
audience of the spec.  I have previously asked this question [1], to 
which Mike responded [2].  However, it seems I forgot to respond. I will 
do so shortly, and will elaborate on my reasons for objecting to its 
normative status.

If this document is to be published at all, then pending clarification 
of the intended audience and scope of the document, I have no objection 
to it being published as an informative document intended to become a 
W3C Note.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Nov/0313.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Nov/0328.html

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Friday, 23 January 2009 14:02:01 UTC

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