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Re: SURVEY: Release "HTML 5 differences from HTML 4" as a W3 Working Draft? formal decision

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 23:42:36 -0400
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tu4m9a1zwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:56:32 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  

> On Jul 5, 2007, at 8:38 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> The HTML WG co-chairs are persuaded by the argument that publishing
>> this diff document before the design principles and the spec
>> is somewhat backwards.
> I don't understand this argument. The diff document is a factual  
> document meant to aid review (both internal and external) and does not  
> include any design decisions, it merely documents the state of the spec.  
> How, then, can it depend on the design principles document?
>> It seems better to release this
>> differences document as a companion to the HTML 5 spec,
>> and to work on design principles meanwhile.
> I'm planning to work on the design principles document, however, based  
> on the last time it was discussed, I think it will be much harder to  
> achieve enough agreement on this document to have something that can be  
> published. As far as I can tell, the remaining objections to the diffs  
> document are primarily procedural and about whether it should be  
> published before certain other things. But the objections to the design  
> principles document were substantive and called for changes to the  
> document in different directions.
> Given this, I think trying to publish the design principles document  
> first will lead to significantly missing the heartbeat requirement.

Definitely agree.



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