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Re: Proposal: stop work on "HTML: The Markup Language" and "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors"

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 10:53:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=MGR1LPg42TTcxFGx743D5iO2pDc+mkOx2xBpnBkhm1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
I support this move, but would strongly suggest these documents and their
various iterations are clearly and prominently
 marked as out of date (and a pointer provded to the latest spec), as they
are, and anybody stumbling across them can be easily mislead into thinking
the information they contain is current.



HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>

On 7 May 2013 10:46, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> one of the things we discussed a couple weeks ago was stopping work on the
> above two documents.
> "HTML: The Markup Language" has been a useful document and a number of its
> ideas have been incorporated into the HTML specification proper. But
> overall it is more documentation oriented and would seem to be developed
> better as such (rather than using the heavyweight Recommendation process).
> We've been talking with the fine people who work on WebPlatform.org to make
> sure that the content isn't lost but rather finds a new home there.
> "HTML5: Edition for Web Authors" serves a useful purpose, but it does not
> seem useful to publish it as a document on its own. Rather, we can use a
> style switcher in the specification and toggle the view. Steve has been
> working on that.
> Unless there are solid objections, these two documents will therefore be
> republished as Notes to indicate that work on them has stopped.
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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