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RE: Normative status of author-only view of the HTML5 specification

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 19:26:31 +0000
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F81AB76B88@TK5EX14MBXC138.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

As you may have noticed we have issued a Call For Consensus to publish the : "HTML5 Edition for Web Authors" as a first public Working Draft since we overlooked to do this previously.  See: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0092.html

In addition we have removed the "non-normative" text from the candidate document.

We also plan to reformat this document as a W3C Working Draft if the CfC is successful.


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Noah Mendelsohn [mailto:nrm@arcanedomain.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:34 PM
To: Paul Cotton
Cc: public-html@w3.org; www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Normative status of author-only view of the HTML5 specification


I am writing to follow up on the status of the author-only view of the
HTML5 specification, the document now known as the: "HTML5 Edition for Web Authors".  In November of 2010, the working group propsed [2] and the TAG agreed that carrying forward the author view >as a normative reference< would be an acceptable compromise to resolve the TAG's concerns regarding availability of a language reference for HTML5.

The TAG is therefore concerned and disappointed to find that the version published as part of the recent Last Call [2] is clearly labeled as "non-normative". I hope this was merely a clerical error or other misunderstanding, but in any case I would be grateful if you would clarify the situation.

Thank you very much.

Noah Mendelsohn
for the W3C Technical Architecture Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/author/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Nov/0055.html
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