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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 00:12:55 -0500
Message-ID: <038601c719be$5ca3d570$0702a8c0@Guides.local>
Ian Hickson wrote:

>> IMHO that's the kind of thing that belongs on the wiki 
>> or as an opinion piece on the blog (feel free to post 
>> either). But the spec should stay out of the way of 
>> such arguments.

Well, I can't go beyond that.  But please realize that if the spec did
include it, even if it were a section out authors opinions, you'd likely see
improvement in the code out on the web. But opinions that have no authority
will be easily and willfully ignored.

>> > My *intention* for the wording was to give guidance to implementors 
>> > such that they avoid all the Bad Things(tm) that you and others rant 
>> > about
>> I don't rant about them. :-) I don't think I've actually said anything 
>> about implementation strategies so far.

I meant guidance to "implementors of web pages," i.e. HTML authors.  You do
rant about them. :)

-Mike Schinkel
Received on Wednesday, 6 December 2006 21:12:55 UTC

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