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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:03:05 -0600
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <EF691CC8-95A7-4921-8675-F7DF9A17CECA@robburns.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
HI Jonas

On Nov 16, 2008, at 8:36 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

>>>> The presumption you're conveying is that these first two cannot  
>>>> be done simultaneously, and that's simply not true
>>> I'm not sure who is claiming that. In any case they are wrong, the  
>>> HTML5 spec is a clear proof of that.
>> The point is that the HTML5 draft, as it currently stands, does not  
>> go far enough to achieve these goals.
> The current HTML5 draft does more to bring HTML on the web forward  
> than anything w3c has done since the publication of HTML4.
> Now I'm sure more can be done, but I'd like to see specific  
> suggestions counter proposals before giving up work on the current  
> draft. Preferably in the form of drafts.

This is quite a melodramatic response. No one is suggesting to take  
the current draft and throw in the waste bin. Instead it's important  
to divide the labor in such a way that we can get the work done more  
efficiently. The other divisions that have been proposed are not  
helpful in that vein. What I am suggesting would be much more fruitful  
since it would allow Ian to focus on the parts he is familiar with and  
let areas such as vocabulary and parsing be handled by others with the  
appropriate expertise.

Take care,
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 03:04:04 UTC

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