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Re: Rethinking HTML 5 (Was: Re: Semicolon after entities)

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 13:00:41 -0500
Message-ID: <46378049.2090807@aptest.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: tina@greytower.net, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> This seems to be the source of contention in the current debate.  For 
> the spec to be implementable, it needs to define conformance 
> requirements for UAs, including error handling and how to handle both 
> existing and future content.

Perhaps if those implementation conformance constraints were defined in 
a separate specification, it would help to clearly divide the issue?  In 
the case of XHTML 2 the plan was always to have an implementors guide 
that went along with it to provide the sort of information I think you 
are talking about; but without confusing the authoring community with a 
lot of data that, frankly, is very domain specific.

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