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Re: Non-goal for HTML: Picture-perfect rendering

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:33:36 +0200
Message-ID: <46260210.6020403@gmx.de>
To: Magnus Kristiansen <magnusrk+w3c@pvv.org>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Magnus Kristiansen schrieb:
> 
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 04:26:19 +0200, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> As I said in the past, even if done by this WG, I have the feeling 
>> that it would speed up the process to make it a small individual 
>> specification.
>> As an example, Web API has been quite quick for XMLHttpRequest Object.
>>
>> # The XMLHttpRequest Object
>>
>> * first draft at W3C
>>    W3C Working Draft 05 April 2006
>> * Last Call
>>    W3C Working Draft 27 February 2007
> 
> The XHR spec is also a "specify what is currently in use" spec, similar 
> to what a canvas spec would be. The 10 months to reach first LC 
> contrasts quite a bit with the earlier message about a canvas standard:

Actually, that's not completely true. In some places it specifies "what 
is currently in use", sometimes not. IMHO, this is one of the bigger 
problems with that spec: it doesn't offer clean replacement interfaces 
for things that are broken in (some of) today's implementations...

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 11:33:50 UTC

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