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Re: HTML is a declarative mark-up language

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:21:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4981C980.9050600@lachy.id.au>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> And may be the spec doesn't need to be optimised for HTML guide authors 
> either. They can treat HTML 5 as a black box too, and just read HTML 4 
> etc for the things that are obviously lacking in HTML 5. And in general. 
> Authors can dig.

As the editor of an HTML 5 authoring guide, I'm largely satisfied with 
the content of the spec, and the direction in which it is moving, and am 
confident of being able to distil the relevant information from the spec 
into the guide.  I see no need at all to refer to HTML4 for more 

However, I will admit that the spec is far from perfect.  There are 
certainly a number of issues relating to the clarity of some element and 
attribute descriptions, and I'm sure I'll find more as I make further 
progress with the guide.  But I haven't come across any major show 
stopper that cannot or will not be resolved in due course.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 15:22:22 UTC

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