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Re: "Technical specification"

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 17:04:14 +0200
To: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uuab5cyo64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 21 May 2009 16:43:12 +0200, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org> wrote:
> (Separate threads for separate topics)
> I was using the term "Technical Specification" in the
> RFC 2026 (IETF BCP 9) section 3 sense, see thread starting with
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Dec/0105.html.
> I think it was a good discussion, and helped clarify the role
> of traditional language specifications vs. documents that
> mandate implementation behavior.

Reading BCP 9 (which is very vague on this subject by the way) it seems like HTML5 is both a "TS" and has "AS" requirements where appropriate. I certainly wouldn't say it is not a "TS".

(In addition it seems that BCP 9 is ok with having the two in one document although it is discouraged if the "TS" spans several domains. Then again, this is not the IETF.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:05:07 UTC

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