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Re: HTML is a declarative mark-up language

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:15:42 +0100
Message-ID: <49822A8E.6030004@kosek.cz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> Yeah, that's true. Note that there is a section at the bottom of the spec 
> called "Index" which remains to be written. I haven't done it yet because 
> the language itself is still under flux, but I expect to write a script to 
> autogenerate that section sometime this year.

Such index would be very useful, indeed. But I was thinking about adding
links to global attributes to every element definition so it is clear
from the first sight that those attributes are available there.

It would be also useful to have more explicit content model presented
there. Yeah, this sounds like HTML5 markup-spec. But what prevents us
from adding this info into current HTML5 spec and make only this spec
normative. Then two stripped non-normative documents can be generated
from this single source, one similar to the current spec and second to
the markup-spec to satisfy different tastes of different readers. That
way there will be no potential collision between two or more normative
documents with overlapping responsibilities.


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