[thelist] Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML

Laura Carlson lcarlson at d.umn.edu
Wed May 9 11:27:57 CDT 2007

--On Wednesday, May 9, 2007 10:53 AM Jeffrey Barke wrote:

> Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML


Will HTML 5 Be a Purely Presentational Language?
By Ian Hickson.
"...There are people strongly arguing that HTML should be a purely 
presentational language, much, much more presentational than the 
proposed WHATWG draft. In fact, unless someone argues against it, it's 
likely that the W3C spec will be even less semantic and more 
presentational than the WHATWG draft. So if you think the WHATWG draft 
is already too presentational, I really encourage you to make your 
opinion known in the HTML working group..."

Ian Hickson has posted some clearer instructions for joining the HTML 
working group. He says, "Taking part in the group is not a big 
commitment. You can spend as much or as little time contributing; you 
don't need to read every e-mail on subjects you don't care about, you 
don't need to call in or attend face-to-face meetings. In fact, the W3C 
has stated in the group's charter that no binding decisions will be 
made at meetings; you are guaranteed equal say whether you are present 
or not..."

Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009

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