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Re: toward W3C Working Draft: design principles? spec? other? (survey)

From: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 13:10:12 +0200
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

On 4 Jun 2007, at 12:43, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> But if we are to follow this literally, we must, at least in  
>> principle, be able to state the rationale behind *every single  
>> feature* in HTML5 with use cases, research etc. referring to  
>> actual usage in the wild. If not, what parts of the spec can  
>> safely be excluded from such scrutiny?
> Indeed. Rationale can be mostly found in the WHATWG mailing list  
> archives. It has been said multiple times on this list already that  
> somebody problably has to volunteer and collect it on a wiki if  
> they want it in a more accessible format.

And what if the rationale and the pros/cons pertaining to a  
particular construct or modification cannot be found anywhere? Should  
it still be left in the spec?

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