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2424Add the Audience section to the intro.2008-11-20 13:28
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   scientific documents, although its general design and adaptations
   over the years has enabled it to be used to describe a number of
   other types of documents.</p>
   <p>The main area that has not been adequately addressed by HTML is a
   vague subject referred to as Web Applications. This specification
   attempts to rectify this, while at the same time updating the HTML
   specifications to address issues raised in the past few years.</p>
+  <h3>Audience</h3>
+  <p><em>This section is non-normative.</em></p>
+  <p>This specification is intended for authors of documents and
+  scripts that use the features defined in this specificaton, and
+  implementors of tools that are intended to conform to this
+  specification, and individuals wishing to establish the correctness
+  of documents or implementations with respect to the requirements of
+  this specification.</p>
+  <p>This document is probably not suited to readers who do not
+  already have at least a passing familiarity with Web technologies,
+  as in places it sacrifices clarity for precision, and brevity for
+  completeness. More approachable tutorials and authoring guides can
+  provide a gentler introduction to the topic.</p>
+  <p>In particular, readers should be familiar with the basics of DOM
+  Core and DOM Events before reading this specification. An
+  understanding of WebIDL, HTTP, XML, Unicode, character encodings,
+  JavaScript, and CSS will be helpful in places but is not
+  essential.</p>
   <p><em>This section is non-normative.</em></p>
   <p>This specification is limited to providing a semantic-level
   markup language and associated semantic-level scripting APIs for
   authoring accessible pages on the Web ranging from static documents
   to dynamic applications.</p>
   <p>The scope of this specification does not include providing