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Re: editors comments in the W3C HTML5 specification

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:19:40 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=1BfXmft=D9-n-JbeD-KF6EAQKaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi lachlan,

> The note itself doesn't make sense

so if it doesn't make sense file a bug against it.


On 14 April 2011 10:01, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> On 2011-04-13 10:57, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>> I don not believe the W3C HTML5 specification is a notebook for Ian to
>> scribble his personal opinions about changes he disagrees with.
>> The W3C HTML5 specification is being littered with comments by the
>> HTML5 editor,, these seem to appear whenever a working group decison
>> does not go his way,  for example:
>> [1]
>> <!-- The following paragraph is not included in the WHATWG copy
>> because it is wrong. For example, content models are not syntax. It's
>> also unnecessary. What kinds of things are conformance requirements is
>> explained in the previous section, which talks about RFC 2119. -->
> That comment relates to this note:
>  "the conformance requirements for documents include syntax (the
>   <table> element is conforming as a child of <body>, but not as a
>   child ot <title>), and semantics (the <table> elements denotes a
>   multi-dimensional data table, not a piece of furniture)."
> The note itself doesn't make sense.  The fact that a table can be a child of
> body, but not title, relates to the content model, not the syntax.  I'd
> suggest that the note just be removed, but I'm not sure why it got added if
> the first place.
> (Hixie: There's also a typo in the note: s/ot <title>/of <title>/)
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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