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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Benjamin Chait <benjamin.chait@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:15:25 -0400
Message-Id: <67BC9083-376A-4AB6-A0F7-B4AADFE6BADA@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Excuse my concern, but a few questions from this:

1. What does WHATWG think of HTMLWG's proposal to adopt WHATWG's spec?

2. I know some people want only to work with one WG or the other, but  
this is completely counterproductive to have discussions over two  
mailing lists. Yes, you have mentioned you would serve as editor to  
maintain equivalence, but that doesn't prevent the two WGs from  
diverging ... how can we maintain one document from two separate  
groups without basically arguing the same points over two mailing lists?
Benjamin Chait: benjamin.chait@gmail.com | http://benjaminchait.net
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On Apr 11, 2007, at 6:08 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Sylvain Eliade wrote:
>>
>> 1. If the HTML-WG adopts HTML5, what's with the WHATWG ? Will they  
>> stop
>> working on their spec and "merging" with HTML-WG ? Or they will  
>> continue
>> to work on "their" HTML5 ?
>
> If the HTMLWG adopts the WHATWG spec as a starting point, and asks  
> me to
> edit the HTML spec, then there will only be one spec. The WHATWG  
> spec and
> the HTML WG spec would be one and the same.
>
>
>> 3. If we adopt HTML5 and the final draft is completely different from
>> the original WHATWG draft, what the WHATWG will do ?
>
> If the HTML WG adopts the draft and me as editor, then the specs would
> evolve in lockstep, literally generated from the same source document.
>
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