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Re: ACTION-791: Redraft proposed "status" section that TAG is suggesting for Polyglot

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:43:27 +0900
Message-ID: <51AD7E7F.9050302@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
CC: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Peter Linss <peter.linss@hp.com>, Daniel Appelquist <dan@bluevia.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "Leif Halvard Silli (xn--mlform-iua@målform.no)" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Hello Alex, others,

On 2013/05/30 2:00, Alex Russell wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> As discussed at today's F2F meeting, we'd like the HTML WG to consider the
> following preface language for "Status of This Document":
> This document summarizes design guidelines for authors who wish their XHTML
> or HTML documents to validate on either HTML or XML parsers.

Shouldn't this be "for authors who wish their XHMTL or HTML documents to 
validate on both HTML and XML parsers" ?

Otherwise, there's absolutely no point in Polyglot, or is there?

Regards,   Martin.

> This
> specification is intended to be used by web authors, particularly authors
> who want to serve receivers which may have either (but not both) XML or
> HTML parsers available. This commonly arises in legacy systems and content
> syndication. Polyglot is one of several transition mechanisms from legacy
> XML to HTML5 and this document serves to describe it accurately.
> No recommendation is made in this document or by the W3C regarding whether
> or not to publish polyglot content. In general, authors are encouraged to
> publish HTML content using HTML5 syntax and media types (either HTML syntax
> and text/html, or XHTML syntax andapplication/xhtml+xml
> This document is not a specification for user agents and creates no
> obligations on user agents. Note that this recommendation does not define
> how HTML5-conforming user agents should process HTML documents. Nor does it
> define the meaning of the Internet Media Type text/html. For user agent
> guidance and for these definitions, see [HTML5] and [RFC2854].
> Regards
> On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
>> Peter and Dan:
>> I suggest you schedule this for discussion at the F2F. We owe Paul and the
>> HTML WG an answer on this.
>> Noah
>> On 5/25/2013 10:03 AM, Paul Cotton wrote:
>>> See http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/**group/track/actions/791<http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/791>
>>> What is the status of this action item?  Has the TAG closed on the
>>> proposed
>>> text?  Are you planning to submit any proposed text to the HTML WG via a
>>> Polyglot bug?
>>> /paulc
>>> HTML WG co-chair
>>> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
>>> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
>>> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
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