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Re: A bit of electioneering on the <canvas> charter issue

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 14:58:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4741EAD1.9010407@us.ibm.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> We 
> should interpret the charter as covering all reasonable application and 
> document features. Otherwise, we will have to recharter every time 
> someone realizes we are missing important functionality that doesn't 
> already have a detailed line item in the charter.

Such a charter interpretation creates a good chance of HTML5 never being 
complete.  There are a lot of ideas that somebody out there considers 
reasonable.  And next year, there will be more.

One thing that I think would be reasonable, would be for the charter to 
define a clear mechanism by which new markup and new DOM APIs can be 
added without modifying the "core" definition of HTML5.  Such a effort 
could be grounded by real use cases: SVG, MathML, canvas, offline-sql.

But that's only what I think would be reasonable to do.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 19 November 2007 19:58:34 UTC

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