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Re: Few words on each of us

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:26:06 +0100
Message-ID: <51264A9E.8040803@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: public-change@w3.org
Hi all,

I'm Daniel Glazman, founder and CEO of Disruptive Innovations
(mothership to Nvu, BlueGriffon and BlueGriffon EPUB Edition).
I'm also the co-chairman of the CSS Working Group (since 2008).

I started working on change tracking in markup languages 22 years
ago when I was a member of the technical team at Grif. We started
with something supposed simple, "visual marks", and rapidly
discovered any solution based on elements was implying SGML inclusions,
something we don't have in modern HTML... Microsoft discovered it
too and their xml-based solution implemented in Word uses attributes,
not elements.

I submitted a proposal based on that experience to the HTML WG to
finally get rid of the INS and DEL elements but the "where are your
proofs?" question I got in return from the HTML WG nearly killed me :-)

So I guess we, as an industry, have to come up with a recommendation
outside of the HTML WG. That's why I'm here.

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