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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:32:00 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u9eqnm1964w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:28:19 +0100, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>  
>> I mean: Software that ingests text/html must do so according to HTML5.
> Sorry to revisit this discussion again, but I have to respectfully  
> disagree.  There are numerous classes of text/html consuming (and  
> creation) tools that have no need for the DOM-model required by the  
> HTML5 specification.   This includes interactive (with a human)  
> applications as well as automated/server-based solutions.
> While you may only be thinking of the "serving hypertext markup on the  
> Web", there are numerous processes in use today that exchange HTML over  
> http (or extended) channels and (again) have no need for the DOM  
> requirements.
> I know we've been over this before, but I think perhaps the editor(s)  
> should consider inclusion of text the reflects such things in the  
> introductory material in one or more of the documents.

There is no requirement in the specification that a DOM is used. The  
specification is suitable for the environments you hint at.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2010 14:32:34 UTC

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