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Re: your action? about @headers etc.

From: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:38:34 -0000
Message-ID: <2EF2EDA0A7FE4F2E8CAACE919B1D5DDB@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, "Aaron Leventhal" <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "WAI Liason" <wai-liaison@w3.org>, "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

(Copied to WAI Liason and HTMLWG as both seem relevant to this.)

I've started a summary of the functional similarities and differences 
between the Smart Headers algorithm and the one in HTML5. It will be 
published on my blog (where I can most easily correct it in response to 
feedback) before 1st December 2008.

Al & Dan, I've filed ACTION-85 for this:

* <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/85>
* <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Nov/0098.html>
* <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Nov/0100.html>

James Graham is interested in updating and correcting his Table Inspector 
prototype of the algorithm in HTML5 and Smart Headers. This will help my 
comparison be more accurate, complete and testable:

* <http://james.html5.org/tables/table_inspector.html>
* <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20081114#l-194>
* <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20081116#l-52>

He has other things on his plate, so the timescale for this is unknown.

The comparison document will include a section which advises on which 
differences and proposals seem beneficial. This advice will be informed by 
the techniques and conventions in use on the web, as discussed with PFWG 
during TPAC 2008. The findings from my 2007 and 2008 data table collections 
will also be referenced:

* <http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/2007/tables/>
* <http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/2008/tables>

(I've yet to count up all the values for the 2008 collection.)

My plan is for the finished comparison document to be taken into 
consideration by Ian Hickson when he next works through data tables 
feedback, adjusting HTML5 (or not) as appropriate. Potential implementors 
can then give more detailed review of the header association features in 
HTML5.

Ian, does this roadmap look about right to you?

-- 
Ben Millard
<http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/> 
Received on Sunday, 16 November 2008 10:39:48 UTC

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