[whatwg] Relationship to Charmod and Charmod Norm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed May 21 16:53:16 PDT 2008

On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> WF 2.0 says: "Implementations and documents must comply to the W3C 
> Character Model specification. [CHARMOD]"
> WA 1.0 says no such thing. Is that intentional?

Not really.

It's not clear, in retrospect, that requiring conformance to CHARMOD is 
helpful. I don't really see a strong argument for referring to CHARMOD in 
HTML5 at this point. The majority of the conformance requirements on 
content and implementations that affect interoperability are explicitly 
listed in HTML5 in more detail. The rest are things I don't really agree 
with anyway.

(I have snipped a long discussion from Henri of the problems of a number 
of the conformance requirements.)

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