[whatwg] New HTML5 spec-editing tools released
msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Mon Aug 3 08:39:41 PDT 2009
The newest version of the microsection spec-editing tools have been made
These tools, microsplit and microjoin, are capable of:
* Taking Ian's latest HTML5 spec as an input document and splitting it
up into microsections.
* Re-mixing, removing and adding microsections specified from another
source (for example: RDFa, John Foliot's summary suggestions, etc.)
* Producing one or more output specifications (such as Ian's HTML5 spec,
HTML5-rdfa, HTML5-johnfoliot-summary, etc.)
* Does not impact Ian's current editing workflow.
* Empowers additional editors to modify the HTML5 specification without
stomping on each other's changes.
* Enables alternate HTML5 specifications to be authored while
automatically updating the alternates with Ian's spec changes.
* Is currently used to produce the HTML5+RDFa specification.
* Provides a mechanism that can be used to generate specification
language that is specific, and that can be used to form consensus
around the HTML5 specification at the W3C.
* Enables thoughtful and well-mannered dissent.
There is even a pretty picture that describes the workflow:
Anyone is free to clone the repository, use the tools, generate
remixed/updated/altered specifications and propose them as alternatives.
I am seeking thoughts and suggestions about these tools - how they might
help or hinder, as well as improvements that should be considered.
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