Monday, June 25th, 2007

WHATWG to start work on Bible5

Category: Fun

I know it isn’t Friday, but give us a break:

After their successful work on HTML5, CSS5, XML5, SVG5, and Web5, the
WHATWG has announced that it has started work on a new version of the
Bible, to be called “Bible5”.

“Initially, one of the most obvious changes will be a change to the ten
commandments”, said Ian Hickson, the group’s leader and idealog. “For
instance we shall be changing ‘Thou shalt not kill’ to ‘Thou SHOULD not
kill’ with the necessary reference to RFC 2119. Clearly after a couple of
millenia experience with this spec, people have not been doing what the
spec requires, and so we are merely updating it, modernizing it you might
say, to reflect actual usage. I mean, what use is it having admonitions if
most people are not going to follow them?” he asked, adding “That was a
rhetorical question. I mean, what use is a spec that forbids things? It
just makes it harder for people to be compliant.” “That was also
rhetorical” he hastened to add.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am

3.6 rating from 35 votes


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Hey Michael,

Pretty lame, even as a joke. Why don’t they start work on Constitution5???

Comment by Justin — June 25, 2007

Is this supposed to be Funny? I would tag it under boring failed humor …

Comment by Bono — June 25, 2007

I thought it was pretty funny :)

Comment by Alex — June 26, 2007

sounds like Ian to me.

Comment by Jonathan Leech — June 26, 2007

I laughed

Comment by Mike Ritchie — June 26, 2007

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