Re: An HTML language specification

John Kemp wrote:
> Are we not then talking simply about a modularity issue?
> In other words, would it not be possible to make a normative HTML5 
> language specification, and then reference that specification from 
> another that defined APIs and so on?
> One definitive source for the language, and a further definitive source 
> for the API, referencing the language specification.

It has already been pointed out that that is effectively the model used 
by the HTML4 and DOM 2 HTML specs, and it has been shown to be a rather 
ineffective model for achieving well defined specifications and 
interoperable implementations.

Please, let's not repeat the same mistakes again.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

Received on Friday, 21 November 2008 15:32:55 UTC