[whatwg] One document or two?
ian at hixie.ch
Thu May 24 11:43:51 PDT 2007
On Thu, 24 May 2007, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> Various people have expressed opinions in favour of either one spec to
> rule them all, or two specs for different audiences. Is not the simplest
> solution to have two views upon the same spec?
No, it's certainly not the _simplest_ solution. It's _a_ solution, yes.
It's been considered and might even happen. It's a MASSIVE amount of work,
though. For example, it's also not always clear how to categorise the
text. What would you do with:
<p>If a <code>dl</code> element contains only <code>dd</code>
elements, then it consists of one group with values but no names,
and the document is non-conforming.</p>
Should that be shown in the cut down "author" version?
There are also a number of sentences that would need to be rewritten so
they still make sense with parts of the sentences hidden.
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http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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