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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:29:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901262327180.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> > 
> >   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/markup-spec/#audience
> Thanks.
> With this, I am happy to publish this working draft as a WD. However, I 
> think it needs the following changes before progressing past WD:
>   - How to parse documents that are written using the syntax defined in 
>     that document (needed for tools intended to conform to the 
>     specification, since otherwise there's no way to know what the tools 
>     are supposed to do).
>   - The DOM APIs and implementation rules for those APIs, since producers 
>     of documents using the features in this specification need those APIs 
>     to fully use those features.
>   - Definition of the event model and task queue model for 
>     implementations, since that will be needed to define the APIs 
>     mentioned.
>   - The Window object, browsing contexts, and its related APIs, since that 
>     will be needed to define the APIs mentioned.
> As it stands, the document is not appropriate for its intended audience.

I would also want the schema bits removed before going past WD, so as to 
not give any sort of suggestion that there is an official schema of any 
kind. (Henri discussed this in more detail, and I said the same at TPAC.)

(I'm always happy for anything to be published as WD. I don't think we 
should even have an explicit "WD" step, we should just always do 
everything in public.)

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