Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Experts needed
2008/6/9 Peter Dolding <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:55 AM, David Gerard <email@example.com> wrote: >> In this regard, I suggest looking at the work Ian Hickson has been >> doing as editor for HTML5 for WHATWG and W3C (he's producing one spec >> for both bodies). He also maintains Acid3. With HTML5 he's putting in >> things that will make a solid standard specification, but that is >> implementable and that implementors will want to implement - and so >> the list has strong vendor participation. HTML5 is going to be a >> successful, useful, implementable and implemented standard, with large >> chunks of it being available already in Firefox 3 and Safari 3.1. > Its simple what they are doing right. All parties know that Ian > Hickson will write new publicly displayed acid test that could test > all forms of handling. There is no bias or bending for a particular > vendor of browsers. He don't ask vendors first if this test works > with there browser instead its set like a benchmark for them to get > to. Oh! Another important thing HTML5 does: It defines what to do with tag soup. Think of all the subtle malformations possible of an ODF document that make it not-quite-valid but processable. Define what an application is supposed to do with bad ODF other than choking on it. - d.