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Re: Why splitting HTML5 into several specs has failed to work (Was: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:08:21 +0100
Message-ID: <47502765.5000201@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Why is "the" (as in one and only) specification the only document in 
>> which this information can make it onto a W3C site?  I've seen several 
>> specifications which are spread across volumes.  Can't different volume 
>> in a series be in different states at any given time?
> 
> There are a few reasons, but primarily the parts are too interconnected. 
> (For example, the offline stuff has to integrate with the navigation stuff 
> and the parsing stuff, which has to integrate with the scripting stuff, 
> and soon enough you've brought in most of the current spec.)
> ...

I note that the list of interconnected aspects above does *not* contain 
the actual HTML5 document format :-).

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 15:08:43 UTC

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