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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:24:13 -0500
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3C578DEA-42B2-47ED-B409-D1FAE3F61480@la-grange.net>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

Le 29 janv. 2009 à 10:55, David Singer a écrit :
> This is an opinion shared by others on this list.

No please.
Murray is part of the list and has a different opinions. Many people  
have very divergent opinions. The main people committing work force to  
the editing of documents have been mostly people in favor of the  
browsers view. It creates documents which are indeed logically easier  
to read for this specific community.

Some people starts to offer another view and it creates conflicts.  
These long threads for the last few days. That is normal. It is  
happening often that on IRC, I see people trying to be the champion of  
other people's ideas.

Having followed the work since its inception, having been the first  
(interim) staff contact on this WG, I can tell you that the document,  
as it is now, doesn't please me at all. I'm not at W3C anymore  
(keeping the consensus and being neutral), so it is easier to voice my  
opinion. What I wish for the documents:

* a normative Mark Up document explaining the language and its  
semantics. (Yes the thing with just the brackets and no DOM)
* a normative document for parsing and dealing with the errors and how  
to create a DOM.
* separate normative documents for the different APIs. (there were  
positive moves in this direction)

I really think the work accomplished so far has been very useful. It's  
wonderful to see such a community effort. I embrace that, and I hope  
it will continue. But different communities have different needs with  
regards to the technology.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 16:24:27 UTC

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