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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:28:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4923CE26.4010207@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> So an attempt to do a split should have the backing of the WG before a 
>> significant amount of time is spent.
> The working group, as I understand it, backs the splitting out of sections 
> from HTML5. In particular, I have not heard any objections to splitting 
> out items 1-9 of the following list:
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Oct/0127.html

For the record: I didn't comment on that yet, there may be parts in the 
list with which I disagree with (funny enough).

> The only thing preventing this from happening is a lack of volunteers.
>> The proposal I criticized was not to have a WG decision until a huge 
>> amount of time was already spent by the volunteer.
> Do you believe that the working group should continue to support an editor 
> after that editor has shown a lack of ability to write a high quality 
> specification? I certainly would hope that if I started writing complete 

No, that's not what I said.

> gibberish in the HTML5 spec, that the working group would oust me. Indeed, 
> I am relying on the fact that the working group has _not_ expelled me as 
> evidence of continued overall support for my work. If I'm doing a bad job, 
> or if any editor is doing a bad job, then the working group had better 
> retract their support, or the Web as a whole will suffer.
> Do you disagree?


But that's not the same thing as "as good as Ian", or "the same way as 
Ian is doing it".

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 08:29:04 UTC

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