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Re: brainstorming: test cases, issues, goals, etc.

From: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:33:52 +0200
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.to6y6qsimcpsjgr0b0dp@localhost.localdomain>

Le Wed, 14 Mar 2007 15:33:48 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> a écrit:

>
> On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 14:23 +0100, Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:36:35 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>  
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I suppose HTML5 and WebForm2 are evolved from HTML4; I welcome
>> > brainstorming around those specs too.
>>
>> About HTML5, WHAT WG and the stated will to "converge"; how is this  
>> going
>> to work in practice?
>
> I don't know; that's as much up to you and other WG participants as
> it is up to me.
>
> I'm interested to see how this brainstorming exercise goes.

Personally, I believe that the ones in charge of the HTML WG should take  
the lead and come out with proposals of "what's next". This could be done  
like a survey:

1. Start from scratch or continue work from WHATWG HTML5?

If work is to be continued from WHATWG HTML5: due to the patent policy,  
everything must be reviewed. Can this be done - is it a feasible plan? If  
not, what else can be done? Is it possible to have a "blanket patent  
policy" applied over all previous work? If not, it's going to take lots of  
time.

2. Should the Forms Task Force start from scratch or continue from Web  
Forms 2?

This is very similar to the above issue, however we already have an  
implementation in Opera, and some people started using it (I do). The FTF  
should continue the work and make WF3 - the name is irrelevant. XForms  
needs to be taken into consideration - "best of both worlds".

Is the patent policy issue solved for WF2? IIRC, contributions were made  
via the WHATWG mailing list without prior signing of any patent policy.

I don't think starting from scratch is at all good, in both cases (HTML5  
and WF2).


As I understand, the working group needs to reach common grounds before  
any of these important decisions are made. Could the "vote" of each WG  
member be tracked? Perhaps a new web survey?




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