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[whatwg] several messages about HTML5

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 12:35:46 +0900
Message-ID: <D8127B51-1D76-464E-AE16-BF2BE32394E0@w3.org>

Le 21 f?vr. 2007 ? 11:40, Lachlan Hunt a ?crit :
> It's not so much a flaw in HTML's design, as it is the refusal of  
> popular WYSIWYG editor vendors to replace common presentational  
> UIs, such as font styles and colours, with much more useful  
> semantic UIs.  I don't believe it's particularly difficult to  
> achieve.  It just requires thinking outside the box a little and  
> not simply copying what typical word processing software has done  
> in the past.

We are touching one of the mistakes here I think. Having the  
authoring tools developers involved in the development of HTML. In  
HTML world, browsers are often considered as first class citizens,  
and authoring tools as secondary. I would expect them to be on the  
same level, but for this we have to make an extra effort to convince  
them to join the table not only implementing but discussing the  

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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