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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:30:09 +0000
Message-ID: <4927ED41.9090606@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

As others have said previously, "I don't understand" :-)

When you spoke of "taking the storage section out",
my understanding was that it would then no longer
form a part of the specification, not simply be
delegated (if I may recycle Maciej's term) to
a separate document.  Now your response seems to
indicate that by "taking out", you meant "moving
to a separate document", in which case it is still
logically a part of the overall specification,
but no longer in the core document.   Could you
please clarify which of these two interpretations
(if either) is correct ?

Ian Hickson wrote:

[in part]

>> and (b) so that WG members do not waste their time reviewing material 
>> that you already believe will not appear in the final version ?
> If splitting the spec is going to reduce the amount of review that these 
> sections get, then that would be a strong reason _not_ to remove them. One 
> of the purported goals of splitting the spec is to _increase_ the amount 
> of review. It would certainly not be a waste of time to review these 
> sections. They are an important part of the Web platform, regardless of 
> which file they end up defined in.
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