pentasis at lavabit.com
Tue Nov 4 10:07:56 PST 2008
Ok, let's try to get the "heat" off of this discussion. Let me try to
The HTML spec consists of several parts. Some of these parts are indeed
browsers spcific, like the DOM, the rendering engine, etc.
But the other part is pure semantics. It is about marking up content.
I agree that the first part should be done by UA vendors, but I strongly
oppose that the second part is done by them as well. That should be done by
linguistics, typographs, and people who have to actually create the content.
The emphasis of the HTML5 spec (but also the XHTML2 and HTML4) lies on the
browser part. I understand, after all that is your job and I am sure you are
all very capable of that. But please, let the actual markup language itself
be defined by others who are more capable of doing that.
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