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[Bug 10030] New: The WHATWG and its ratinale document has no standading

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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:07:16 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-10030-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10030

           Summary: The WHATWG and its ratinale document has no standading
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 differences from HTML4 (editor: Anne van
                    Kesteren)
        AssignedTo: annevk@opera.com
        ReportedBy: marcosc@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, annevk@opera.com


On 6/23/10 10:18 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Reading your comments I think you may actually be interested in a
>>> difference effort:
>>>
>>> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Rationale
>>
>> That "effort" is pretty thin on content, manpower, authority and
>> rationale - though I'm sure the intentions are good. Also, the
>> rationale seems pretty self serving. If you find something useful in
>> the Rationale, then perhaps you should fold it into this authoritative
>> W3C document.
>
> a) You can help out, it's a wiki! b) Rationale should probably be a
> separate document. It is rather different from this document.

Look, even in the abstract of your document it says "provides some of 
the rationale for the changes."

That Wiki has no official standing and it's not part of any legally 
recognized organization or consortium. I'm not going to go and add stuff 
to some random Wiki when there is a perfectly good document, which you 
are editing, from a reputable and internationally recognized 
institution: the W3C.

If the WHATWG was to incorporate or become a real consortium or 
non-profit organization, then I'd be happy to submit my input there. 
However, until that time, the WHATWG has little credibility and I will 
continue to submit my comments here.

Again, please provide the rationale for the differences between HTML4 
and HTML5 in this document.

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