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Re: Proposed requirement: specification should provide enough detail to handle Web content

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:33:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704272030400.71@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> Anyway... if we don't see a whole lot more trust and cooperation than 
> I've seen lately, we'll either have to leave a bunch of stuff 
> unspecified or get creative about decision-making processes.

For what it's worth, I agree with David that it would be significantly 
worse to leave things undefined than almost anything else. As editor (of 
any spec) I don't intend to ever leave anything undefined if it is needed 
for interoperability.

Sometimes not everyone will be happy. There are several things in the 
WHATWG draft today that aren't what I would like to have, e.g.. But it's 
more important to have an interoperably implementable spec (for both 
conforming and nonconforming content) than it is to have everyone happy.

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