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Re: Differences between WHATWG and W3C specs

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:48:04 -0400
Message-ID: <5240A904.4080409@intertwingly.net>
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
CC: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On 09/23/2013 09:46 AM, Charles McCathie Nevile wrote:
>
> In the case of cite, part of the changes made to the W3C spec meant that
> what Google and Bing were putting in their search result pages is
> actually valid. I.e. the spec changed to match practice, which actually
> seems to match the advice that was given for most of the last
> decade-and-a-half. I believe that is in line with the principles of
> WHAT-WG so I am surprised that they maintain the restrictive definition
> they currently have.

Update: the WHAT-WG has chosen to make no change in response to these bugs:

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23313#c1
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23314#c2
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23315#c1

On 09/22/2013 09:31 PM, Jens O. Meiert wrote:
> Sam, I think I’ve been specific. I’ve pointed to elements that cause
> confusion and I pointed to where and how they cause confusion.

I guess I could have been clearer.

Jens: if you disagree with the editor's feedback to date in the 
following bugs, please explain why in the bugs themselves:

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23008
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23175
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22996

- Sam Ruby
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