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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:46:37 +0000
Message-ID: <610592c90811181246l1cf53c08v432a97c4f97768dc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

2008/11/18 Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>:
> We are seeking to emphasise the importance of orthogonality :
> the need for a /set/ of specifications, each of which
> addresses one well-defined part of the overall problem,
> each of which is capable of being understood by those at
> who it is aimed

...and each of which can have its own life-cycle, and be allowed to
evolve at different rates without opening unrelated specifications.
I'd hate it if one of my developers assumed they couldn't use
getElementsByClassName() because they weren't using HTML5.

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