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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 18:43:34 -0400
Message-Id: <C13B01FD-5710-4E39-96F5-0BA09CC6F3F9@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

In response to the below email.

I've read your comments such as:
""
If the HTML WG and the WHATWG don't publish the same specification, then
I, on behalf of the WHATWG, will ensure that the two specifications  
remain
consistent and compatible, by ensuring that the WHATWG specification is
always a strict superset or more detailed version of the HTML WG spec.
""

My question is where you stand if the HTML WG goes a different route  
on an issue. Those emails state that the WHATWG, and you, will ensure  
the two specs are synchronized and that the WHATWG spec is, at most,  
a superset, but not the means by which you intend to reach this goal.

Are you going to pressure the HTML WG to follow the WHATWG's design  
and decisions ensuring its a subset, or are you going to change the  
WHATWG's spec so it remains a superset?

Thank you,
- Elliott

On Apr 10, 2007, at 6:24 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> [...]
>
>>> - that Ian Hickson is named as editor for the W3C's HTML 5
>>> specification, to preserve continuity with the existing WHATWG  
>>> effort
>>
>> This seems okay. I do have one concern regarding his comments that  
>> the
>> WHATWG will continue development of their spec separately.
>
> Please let me know if the e-mail above and the following two e- 
> mails don't
> address your conerns:
>
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0025.html
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/ 
> 0052.html
>
> If these e-mails don't address your concerns, please let me know  
> what it
> is exactly that they don't cover, so that I can answer them  
> directly -- my
> impression is that I covered your points in those three earlier e- 
> mails.
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