[whatwg] WA 1.0 and WF 2
jasper at album.co.nz
Wed Oct 26 10:59:16 PDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 13:55 +0300, ROBO Design wrote:
> I took a closer look into the source code of both of the specifications.
> Interestingly, you don't use XHTML 1.0 strict, you stick to valid HTML
> 4.01 Strict (no </html> !).
I stick to HTML 4.01 Strict too. Why not? I don't see any advantage in
using XHTML for this spec, and as has been pointed out, IE doesn't
All I can think of about the lack of an </html> is -- well, it's not
finished, is it? :)
> Now ... both of the specs contain some of your notes, commented at the
> end. I'm sure this is useful for you while writing the specs, but WF 2
> Final shouldn't have any personal comments at the end of the document
> (about future versions). Same applies to WA 1.0 near finalisation.
My personal view on this is that it doesn't really matter, except for
the final version.
> Another suggestion would be ... split the WA 1.0 specification in multiple
> pages, one for each main section. Reason: the spec is already about 800kb
> and still has many section TBW. It's too big to load all at once :). I
> like the way W3C did with CSS 2 and some other specs (even if they also
> have some huge specs in a single file, like VoiceXML 2).
I don't think it needs splitting up; I find find-as-you-type to be more
intuitive than figuring out someone else's navigational hierarchy, and
the spec is not that huge. Gzip would be nice though.
> Last, but not least, please let us know about the advantages of using
> lang="en-GB-hixie". I'm really curious about the reason for doing so. Do
> you recommend I use lang="en-robodesign" (and "ro-robodesign") on my site
> :) ?
If you define the language en-robodesign and you have sufficient reason
to not use en-gb, en-us, etc. instead (e.g. an important difference that
would possibly cause meanings to come across in an incorrect manner),
then why not?
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