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Re: Statement why the Polyglot doc should be informative

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 19:47:13 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121104194713472971.2945906e@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Henri Sivonen ong Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:44:38 +0100:

> Since the document should only document conclusions drawn from normative
> statements made elsewhere, the Polyglot document itself should not be
> normative, because there's a risk of erroneous conclusions getting held up
> as normative and leading to confusion (especially since it's not a given
> that change control on te Polyglot document is strictly enough controlled
> to avoid errors and since there's a real risk of people asking for
> restrictions stricter than the minimal logical consequences from normative
> text elsewhere).

Why does Polyglot Markup being based on XML and HTML lead to "a risk of 
erroneous conclusions getting held up as normative"? The XHTML 
serialization of HTML5 is also based on XML - is that a risk too?

1. Polyglot Markup describes a flavour of HTML5 that plays nice
   with XML  pipelines, something you have asked for; [1] 
2. Polyglot Markup is a continual myth busting experience; [2]
3. That Appendix C was non-normative did not prevent erroneous
   conclusions from being held up as normative. May be it was 
   because non-normative that those errors weren't corrected?

[1] http://twitter.com/hsivonen/status/263696331141431296
[2] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17710
leif halvard silli
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