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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 23:21:16 +0100
Message-ID: <4927345C.6090203@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> If I mentioned an editor for the SQL-related parts I was probably talking 
> about an editor for the SQL language subset that the database section will 
> eventually need to require for interoperability, as opposed to the 
> database and storage section (which as noted, is mostly done already). 
 > ...

So these would be in different documents? Me confused.

> There's nothing to split out as far as that goes, though, there's no text 
> written yet at all for that.
> 
> If anyone does want to help with such a section, that would be really 
> useful. We would probably have to wait for a second implementation, 
> though, as I expect this would mostly need to be written by reverse 
> engineering implementations rather than by designing the language.

That sounds backwards to me. How is the second implementation supposed 
to come into existence then? Why not specify, implements, test, and 
re-iterate that process?

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 November 2008 22:21:57 GMT

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