[whatwg] Provding Better Tools (was: Re: trailing slash and atheism)

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 04:14:19 PST 2006


>> As someone in the process of implementing a HTML5 
>> parser from the spec, my _only_ complaint so far is 
>> that there aren't (yet) any testcases. The spec is 
>> very clearly written and structured in such a way 
>> that it can be converted almost directly to code 
>> (of course, not all implementers will want to use 
>> the exact architecture this implies).

And you are smarter than most. ;-) Seriously.  For one you are here on this

Consider: intelligence is definitely not a prerequiste for ambition.
You should have seen some of the components I reviewed...

>> The spec shouldn't contain references to implementations. 
>> However the wiki should contain such a list (see
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Implementations ).

Then minimally the spec should at least contain (something like):

	"Implementors SHOULD NOT use string concatonation and 
	SHOULD use one of the HTML5 components listed here: 

-Mike Schinkel

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