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Re: your action? about @headers etc.

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:10:34 -0500
Message-Id: <CCA85410-8F48-4838-8F97-CEF4C1DAFF5A@IEEE.org>
Cc: Aaron Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, WAI Liason <wai-liaison@w3.org>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

On 16 Nov 2008, at 5:38 AM, Ben Millard wrote:

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

Thank you very much for the update on your plans.
Your work should be very helpful.  As you work, you
should also take note of what Josh gives us by
way of a status review in response to the action
he was given last week.


I do have some suggested tweaks for the roadmap, see below.

> 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.

Perhaps you recall that in the F2F on 23 October I requested that the  
for action, the

>  .. section which advises on which differences and proposals seem  
> beneficial.

be put through a preliminary review on <wai-xtech@w3.org> and <public- 
html@w3.org> before
it goes on the Editor's worklist.  This still looks from here like  
the most productive
process to get to a reform in this area that works for all, in the  
fewest number of
passes through the Editor's queue.

> Potential implementors can then give more detailed review of the  
> header association features in HTML5.
> Ian, does this roadmap look about right to you?

Actually, Mike and Chris should determine next steps after they  
review the discussion
of your findings.  But with the addition of the cross-group review  
for functionality,
what _you_ are going to do looks good from here.


> -- 
> Ben Millard
> <http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/>
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 17:11:23 UTC

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