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

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 01:25:57 +0100
Message-ID: <49839A95.6050709@lachy.id.au>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Robert J Burns wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
>>> [snip]
>> Assuming the above audience statement, I have the following review
>> comments:
>> * I don't think we need to include the obsolete elements, since they're
>>  not needed for conformance (by definition).
> However, I think as Roy has suggested calling out specific elements and 
> attributes as deprecated will help authors (some of whom will be 
> familiar with previous HTML specifications).  It would also be helpful 
> to explain to authors what HTML5 norms expect to replace the usage of 
> those now deprecated features. For example (since we've been discussing 
> the name attribute) explaining that 'id' should be used instead of 
> 'name' in those places where 'name' is deprecated (perhaps calling out 
> the 'param' and 'meta' elements and other places where it still applies).

We already have the HTML 5 Differences from HTML 4 document which 
already points out the obsolete features.  If such information really is 
valuable to authors, then a better alternative would be to elaborate on 
the alternatives available for authors to use in place of obsolete 
markup, within that document, rather than including such information 
within the Markup Language draft.


Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Saturday, 31 January 2009 00:26:36 UTC

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