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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 22:31:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811212227030.19253@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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.

I expect when there are fewer more pressing matters (like the thousands of 
outstabding e-mails of feedback) that we can split out the storage section 
into its own document much like the workers section, and the "Web SQL" 
definition can live there. Or it could be is own spec. I don't really 
mind. It's mostly academic at this point.

> > 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?

Sure, if someone wants to volunteer and wants to do it that way instead, 
then that's fine by me too. So long as the implementors are on board and 
we end up with interoperable implementations, I don't really care how it's 

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