[whatwg] List of differences between whatwg and w3c spec?

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Sep 12 02:10:54 PDT 2008

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:38:52 +0200, Aaron Swartz <me at aaronsw.com> wrote:
> I notice there are specs for HTML5 dated today at:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/
> diff -u shows a lot of difference, but most are cosmetic. (I gather
> they're there because Hixie disagrees with some W3C pubrules but can't
> get them changed.) Is there any page that lists the substantive
> differences? Presumably the generation of the drafts is automated; is
> the source file for the drafts published?

The header is one of these (W3C, WHATWG):


This file is then appended to those headers:


Then they are processed through a tool that is not accessible to the  
general public. (gsnedders is working on a tool that does the same, is  
completely open, and open source.)

The output is then the two links you showed above.

(Nobody mentioned the specifics so I thought I'd give another reply to  
this e-mail.)

Anne van Kesteren

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