Bug 20197 - Formally define polyglot’s relationship to HTML5 ("applicable spec")
Summary: Formally define polyglot’s relationship to HTML5 ("applicable spec")
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot Graff) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eliot Graff
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html-polyglot/#i...
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Reported: 2012-12-03 05:15 UTC by Leif Halvard Silli
Modified: 2013-04-24 16:45 UTC (History)
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Description Leif Halvard Silli 2012-12-03 05:15:06 UTC
Please define polyglot markup’s relationship to HTML5. Sam recently described it as an applicable spec in HTML5's meaning of it,


with the nuance that polyglot markup is *also* a subset of HTML5. I think this should be explicitly expressed in the polyglot markup. I guess it is enough if it is an informative statement.
Comment 1 Leif Halvard Silli 2012-12-03 05:42:25 UTC
]] Applicable specifications MAY define new document content (e.g. a foobar element), MAY prohibit certain otherwise conforming content (e.g. prohibit use of <table>s), or MAY change the semantics, DOM mappings, or other processing rules for content defined in this specification. Whether a document is or is not a conforming HTML5 document does not depend on the use of applicable specifications: if the syntax and semantics of a given conforming HTML5 document is unchanged by the use of applicable specification(s), then that document remains a conforming HTML5 document. If the semantics or processing of a given (otherwise conforming) document is changed by use of applicable specification(s), then it is not a conforming HTML5 document. For such cases, the applicable specifications SHOULD define conformance terminology.

As a suggested but not required convention, such specifications might define conformance terminology such as: "Conforming HTML5+XXX document", where XXX is a short name for the applicable specification. (Example: "Conforming HTML5+AutomotiveExtensions document").[[
Comment 2 Eliot Graff 2013-04-24 16:45:32 UTC
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    Status: Rejected
    Rationale: After researching the definition and use of "applicable specifications" and speaking with Sam about whether the relationship between polyglot and html5 could, should, or must be defined, I don't find that the compelling relationship exists or that there is benefit to either spec in creating that relationship.