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Re: table headers - clear description of problem

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:54:59 +0200
Message-ID: <48B3C4E3.2020503@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>>> Repeatedly complaining that I'm not acting in good faith is not a 
>>> productive way of taking part in the work here.
>> I think that it is a productive part of the process, as your acts of bad 
>> faith mount up, and they are publicised, it pushes the process on 
>> particular issues to a vote in the HTML WG. Where you don't get to 
>> decide, the working group does.
> 
> But the whole point is here that I haven't "decided" yet either. I haven't 
> even carefully looked at the feedback yet.

Well, HTML5 drops a feature of HTML4. *Somebody* decided to do so.

IMHO, when revising something important as HTML, the right approach is 
to leave things as they were, until you have a consensus for a change. 
Unfortunately this is not the case with how HTML5 is developed right now.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 08:55:41 UTC

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