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Re: Normative Dependency and the Seven Drafts

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:22:13 +0200
Message-ID: <4A965E55.1070801@opera.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, public-canvas-api@w3.org, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:47:07 +0200, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 18, 2009, at 08:55 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:49:57 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> The parts of HTML5 defining things like the Window object and 
>>>> origins could in theory be factored out, but it's decidedly 
>>>> nontrivial to do so.
>>> I think it would be awesome if someone would take the effort to split 
>>> Window, origin, storage mutex, event loop, navigation, page loading, 
>>> etc. out.
>> Admittedly I haven't looked closely enough, but I thought that a bunch 
>> of existing documents were generated from the same source. Assuming 
>> that would be the right way to do it, what sort of effort would be 
>> involved in producing another generated document?
> The things that have been splitted out so far are fairly standalone. 
> That is not the case for the things mentioned above. Then again, it has 
> not been tried, so no idea.

The primary consequence of that is that the majority of those specs 
would have heavy cross-dependencies, and without having any automated 
way to have cross-document cross-references, that would become hard to 

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:23:02 UTC

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