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Re: Why splitting HTML5 into several specs has failed to work

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 21:05:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@ramin.com.au>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0712172100580.14160@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> As a relative new comer to the Spec, I found it difficult to find how it 
> had been arrived at or even what the proposed specification was trying 
> to achieve.

Yeah, for a project this big it can be hard to track that.

> So, I guess what I would like to see is something along the lines of:
> <Link to History/Background, survey results,

There isn't really anything like that to link to, to be honest.

> design principles>

These are relatively new. I'll look into adding a link to them from the 
spec, though.

> Text of Standard
> <link to revision1>
> <link to revision2>

There's already a pretty comprehensive set of links to different versions 
and version history tools at the top of the spec:


> <Link Test Plans>
> <link to examples for authors - test cases for browser developers and people
> trying to select a compliant browser or even implement a feature>

The newly added annotation system makes it possible for us to link to 
those on a per-section basis. Unfortunately right now there aren't that 
many of them to link to.

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