[whatwg] ---

Pentasis 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 
explain it.

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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