I’ve started reading the latest on whatwg.org about HTML5. It’s currently marked as a ‘Working Draft’. I have to say, in places it had me laughing. w3’s documents were known for their technically correctness, never their humor. The document on whatwg.org however has the odd quip. For example in the introduction section of the HTML5 spec look up 1.8.1. I’ll quote it here in case they change it sometime soon.
“1.8.1 How to read this specification
This specification should be read like all other specifications. First, it should be read cover-to-cover, multiple times. Then, it should be read backwards at least once. Then it should be read by picking random sections from the contents list and following all the cross-references.”
Now that’s funny. It seems to me the person filling out the template thought a section on how to read was pretty silly, and responded the same. Well, whoever you are, thanks for the laugh!
Note: the same text is available on w3.org’s website here:
w3.org “A quick introduction to html”
only on this document the section is 1.7.1