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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:37:45 -0800
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <019FC464-020B-4006-A0ED-93935F368789@apple.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>

On Jan 29, 2009, at 8:30 PM, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:

> "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, 2009-01-30 12:16 +0900:
>> Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, 2009-01-30 00:46 +0100:
>>>  I suggest that it be revised again to the following:
>>>   "This specification is intended as an adjunct to HTML 5 for HTML
>>>    producers and other individuals wishing to establish  
>>> conformance of
>>>    HTML markup with respect to the requirements described in HTML  
>>> 5."
>> I'm not going to add a statement that explicitly describes the
>> document as an "adjunct to HTML 5".
> Let me restate that: I'm not inclined to add such a statement at
> this point because I don't believe it's necessary. If you feel
> strongly about it, you could raise it as an issue and I will abide
> by whatever resolution comes out from discussion of that issue.
> However, I'd hope you'd think very carefully before doing that. It
> doesn't seem to me at least that further dragging out of
> discussion of the audience description at this point is a very
> productive use of my time or yours or the group's.

Honestly, this last interchange increases my concern about the risks  
of dueling specs with competing agendas.

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