RE: Request for Volunteers: Polyglot spec

Today, I uploaded an EARLY draft version of a polyglot spec, "HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines." [1] 

This initial draft merely begins to incorporate the source materials Sam mentioned in his original mail [2] in a somewhat prescriptive fashion. I will continue to work through these and other existing materials; however, I also look forward to receiving and incorporating input from members of the working group who have an interest in helping craft the document or providing feedback.

Please feel free to send feedback through this mailing list. Because of the volume on this list, it will be easier for me to spot feedback if the title includes [Polyglot] or some other readily recognizable identifier. In addition, Michael Smith has set up an "HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide" component in Bugzilla, so you can log bugs to me against the document. 

Thanks so very much,



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Bateman
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 8:42 AM
> To: Sam Ruby; HTML WG
> Cc: Technical Architecture Group; Eliot Graff; Tony Ross; Paul Cotton;
> Maciej Stachowiak; Philippe Le Hegaret
> Subject: RE: Request for Volunteers: Polyglot spec
> On Friday, March 26, 2010 1:53 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > I took an action item from the TAG yesterday to convey the following
> > request:
> >
> >      The W3C TAG requests there should be in TR space a document
> >      which specifies how one can create a set of bits which can
> >      be served EITHER as text/html OR as application/xhtml+xml,
> >      which will work identically in a browser in both bases.
> >      (As Sam does on his web site.)
> [snip]
> > I filled in a bit of context based on my understanding of the problem
> > domain.  I'm copying the TAG in case any of these additions
> > misrepresents what is being requested.  I personally don't have the
> > bandwidth to edit such a spec, but I would be quite willing to
> review,
> > comment, and contribute to such a spec.
> Hi Sam,
> I'd like to volunteer to make a start on this document. Eliot Graf has
> the bandwidth to edit the document and Tony Ross would also like to
> contribute. I know from the telcon discussion last week that with at
> least your and Philippe's input we should be able to make good progress
> quickly.
> I await a decision from the chairs to see if you'll accept our offer to
> edit the spec.
> Cheers,
> Adrian.

Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 22:16:17 UTC