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Re: An HTML5 logo

From: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:29:14 +0000
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <436F1DCE-6C59-46FD-9930-14432B0A6593@adactio.com>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Ian wrote:
> The Comm Team uses "Open Web Platform" for the general, unbounded set of technologies.  But all signs point to HTML5 being the term that the world has chosen for that purpose.

It is precisely *because* third parties are using the term "HTML5" to refer to a multitude of technologies that the W3C needs to be the authoritative source for what is and isn't contained by a specification.

From your Recommendation of 2004, Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One, General Architecture Principles:

"Orthogonal abstractions benefit from orthogonal specifications. Experience demonstrates that problems arise where orthogonal concepts occur in a single specification."

This goes doubly for marketing and communication releases from the W3C. If this kind of water-muddying advice http://www.w3.org/html/logo/faq.html#mean  were being given by a company such as Apple, Google, Mozilla, Opera or Microsoft, that would be fine. Call me naive, but I expect accuracy from the W3C.

Also, could you please clarify what "community support" was behind the injunction to apply the term HTML5 to CSS, WOFF, etc? I would have thought that this working group might have had some interest.



Jeremy Keith

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