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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 06:27:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, nikunj.mehta@oracle.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811230557030.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 22 Nov 2008, Jim Jewett wrote:
> Are they written, or final-with-implementations?

In between; they have implementations but will likely need minor tweaks.

> If they are not final-with-implementations, then there may well be 
> feedback and editing changes that Nikunj is offering to deal with.

Given the small amount of work that is involved here, it really wouldn't 
help us move the spec along faster.

> If they are final-with-implementations, and can't really be changed, 
> then it makes sense to split them out and publish them

I agree, and would be happy to do that once we have less pressing matters.

> so people won't waste time suggesting implausible changes.

That hasn't been a problem so far for those sections (with the exception 
of some suggestions from Nikunj himself).

> That will shrink the rest of the spec to a more reviewable size, and it 
> will get these portions out there for actual use.  The guidelines say 
> not to rely on features in this spec, because they could change ... but 
> if they are set in stone, then application authors really could start 
> relying on them.

We're not there yet, unfortunately.

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