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[whatwg] One document or two?

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 08:02:12 -0400
Message-ID: <465821C4.7010105@metalab.unc.edu>
Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> Various people have expressed opinions in favour of either one spec to 
> rule them all, or two specs for different audiences. Is not the simplest 
> solution to have two views upon the same spec?
> 
> HTML 5, Full Version (User Agent Edition)
> "<foo> is deprecated and should not be used, but you have to support it 
> anyway."
> 
> HTML 5, Abridged Version (Web Author Edition)
> "<foo> is deprecated and should not be used."
> 

I think it would be better for the abridged version not to mention foo 
and other deprecated elements at all.

> You can even have them at the same URL, with a pair of radio buttons to 
> toggle between them (which just toggles display: none on a class to hide 
> the unnecessary info:

Now that's just evil. Each separate resource should have at least one 
URL. There may be one source document, but the views are different 
documents and should have different URLs.


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