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Re: some thoughts on objections to publishing ""HTML 5 differences from HTML 4"

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 19:30:50 -0500
Message-Id: <9652C5B6-23BD-437F-A379-AF7C899B3512@robburns.com>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


On Jun 29, 2007, at 6:02 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> That seems like way too much attention to a single open issue in  
> the spec. I understand that you care deeply about it, but the  
> differences document should be mainly about describing the state of  
> the spec, not going into extensive detail about open issues. I  
> think you should focus your energy on helping with the research and  
> analysis to address this area in the spec, not the diffs document.
>
> I leave it to the editor's best judgment wether it's worth  
> expanding on the open issues language.
>


Maciej raises a good point. This push to rush the "differences"  
document out the door prematurely is causing us to focus our energies  
on stopping that instead of working on finding out what this WG  
actually determines the "differences" will be.  We won't know what  
those differences will be until we get the reviews in from teh WG  
members; the editors have had time to incorporate the ideas from  
those review in the draft; and then we've come to some agreement over  
those editors responses. This will likely take a few months.  So if  
we instead published the design principles document, we'd have a few  
moths to get the next publication out the door and fully satisfy the  
heartbeat requirement.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:31:02 GMT

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