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Re: Publication of specifications as HTML5

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:00:02 -0500
Message-ID: <4E5260E2.8080407@aptest.com>
To: spec-prod@w3.org

On 8/21/2011 10:15 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> Seems to me a requirement should be that the format issuitable for
> archiving.  This means that the document indicates to exactly which
> version of which specification(s) it conforms, and actually does
> conform.
> Without a formal public identifier in the doctype declaration, or a
> version attribute on the HTML element, I don't personally consider it
> acceptable to use HTML 5 in a situation in which long term archiving is
> expected.
> Even with such version indication, HTML 5 must obviously not be used in
> archived contexts until it is a stable specification - in W3C terms that
> means a Recommendation.

I agree.   If it is not yet a standard, then there are features at 
risk.  Once there is a recommendation and stable deployments that 
support the recommendation, it makes sense to permit its use in W3C 
specifications.  Not before.

Shane McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
+1 763 786 8160 x120
Received on Monday, 22 August 2011 14:00:39 UTC

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