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Re: Splitting up the spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 05:53:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811230550260.19253@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 23 Nov 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:
> Jonas Sicking wrote:
> > There is always going to be things in any given specification that 
> > some people don't need.
> 
> Agreed; but if the spec is long, then you don't want many people for 
> whom the majority of the spec is unneeded.

Should the Oxford English Dictionary be split into "common words" and 
"uncommon words"? How is that different?


> Or, at the very least, you want to make it as clear as possible which 
> parts they can ignore, even before they start reading.

Would providing views of the spec that hide certain topics, e.g. 
implementation requirements or scripting APIs, address your request?

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