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Re: ISSUE-140 CPP — no conformance versions

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 13:55:10 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=YhUnuF44rGxtVceaM0hFb_cZYEus-vYiZ84xj@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> Rationale: As previously resolved HTML is a language without versions.
> Introducing versions for conformance goes against this idea and will give
> the impression there is a difference between an "HTML5 conforming document"
> and an "HTML6 conforming document".

In the W3C, there is going to be a standard called "HTML5" and
presumably some standard later on called "HTML6", so these will indeed
be two distinct concepts.  The W3C Process forces us to have versions
of the specs themselves, even though the WG decided that versions
won't be reflected anywhere in the markup.  So we need some way to
distinguish between conformance to the HTML5 specification, which will
be frozen and obsolescent pretty soon, and conformance to the HTML6
specification (or 5.1 or whatever we decide to call it), which will be
the correct one to refer to once HTML5 is frozen.
Received on Sunday, 6 February 2011 18:56:03 UTC

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