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Re: Why "Platform Core" and "HTML5" are in the same spec

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:54:02 -0800
Message-ID: <4925DC7A.3010802@sicking.cc>
To: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

> I do not agree the proposed split of the sections currently in HTML5 and 
> my previous communication [2] puts that on record. I am willing to edit 
> SQL, offline application cache as well as server sent events, but you 
> would not separate them from other parts of the "Platform Core" in which 
> I have little experience.

For the record I think it'd be great to get those parts split out. The 
one caveat is that offline application cache depends on browsing context 
spec which currently lives in HTML5. I don't think that is a unsolvable 
problem though, we just have to be ok with having a dependence on the 
HTML5 spec (something which has caused controversy in the past).

I'd also say that a separate SQL interface belongs more more in the 
webapps WG, so ideally you would have to join that WG.

If you truly are serious about taking these parts on, and the group is 
ok with it, I'd love to see some drafts. However an absolute requirement 
for me is that some of the process that Hixie is using is followed. Such 
as keeping editor drafts open, ensuring that the specs don't break 
existing deployed code (which now exists for the offline app cache), and 
that feedback from implementors are taken into account.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 20 November 2008 21:56:56 UTC

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