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RE: brainstorming: test cases, issues, goals, etc.

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 21:31:40 +0100
Message-ID: <17912.23468.883299.998981@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: "Kempen, E.J.F. van" <e.j.f.v.kempen@student.tue.nl>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

Also sprach Kempen, E.J.F. van:

 > If we are to define HTML5, then it is quite useless to redefine
 > everything and start from scratch, imo. I think the WHAT WG put a
 > lot of effort in writing the HTML5 proposals and it probably is
 > best to cooperate closely with them, base the future W3C HTML5 spec
 > on their proposal and discuss al our concerns about their proposal
 > etc. with them. If there will be some sort of HTML5 task force, it
 > should operate very close to the WHAT WG. That is, if WHAT WG
 > agrees. Otherwise it will definitely result in the publication of
 > two different HTML5 specifications, instead of the wanted
 > concensus. I wonder what the members of WHAT WG think?

I don't speak for all of them, only myself. I believe, however, that
participants in the WHAT WG will be interested in being in close synch
with the HTML WG like you outline. The best way to ensure this is to
start off with the same spec and the same editor. That doesn't mean we
we can't revisit issues in the WHAT WG -- certaintly there will be
room for discussions, and everyone must make adjustments along the
way.

If a critical mass of people do want to start from scratch -- there
seems to be some -- I suggest forming another working group for this
purpose.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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