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Re: Differences between WHATWG and W3C specs

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:28:26 -0400
Message-ID: <523C072A.1030202@intertwingly.net>
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On 09/20/2013 04:14 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
> Hi Jens,
>
> On 20/09/2013 04:17 , Jens O. Meiert wrote:
>> There are many differences between the WHATWG and W3C HTML specs.
>
> Actually, there aren't that many. The total number of differences is a
> small percentage, and parts that actually impact implementations even
> smaller.
>
>> If there really is need for two specs, though I don’t want to open
>> this can here, what does the group think about limiting changes and
>> differences to what reflects insurmountable dispute between groups?
>
> No, there isn't really a need for two specs, but I don't believe anyone
> has found a magic bullet to make that happen. We're working on improving
> the situation for everyone, but it takes time.
>
> In the meantime, so long as we don't break implementations, I'm fine.
>
>  > Is that something to embed in the group charter?
>
> No. Doing things with the charter just adds more process stuff. The last
> thing this group needs is more process. If you wish to help with the
> two-specs problem, the best thing to do is to help make sure we stay
> just one community.

I don't believe that anybody has found a magic bullet to make that 
happen either, but meanwhile something tangible that could be done: 
clone the specific bugs that relate to cite that Steve mentioned[1].

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Sep/0240.html
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