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Re: Normative Dependency and the Seven Drafts

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 06:51:31 -0700
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, public-canvas-api@w3.org, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <9E2127CB-3C61-4F82-BA15-3D1FAB16BD03@apple.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>

On Aug 27, 2009, at 12:47 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:

> On Aug 18, 2009, at 08:55 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:49:57 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak  
>> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> The parts of HTML5 defining things like the Window object and  
>>> origins could in theory be factored out, but it's decidedly  
>>> nontrivial to do so.
>>
>> I think it would be awesome if someone would take the effort to  
>> split Window, origin, storage mutex, event loop, navigation, page  
>> loading, etc. out.
>
> Admittedly I haven't looked closely enough, but I thought that a  
> bunch of existing documents were generated from the same source.  
> Assuming that would be the right way to do it, what sort of effort  
> would be involved in producing another generated document?
>

The things on that list are spread throughout the document, and have  
not been very well factored from the rest of the content. Doing this  
in a mechanical way would lead to a lot of two-way cross-references.  
What needs to happen is to turn those things into a more self- 
contained package so the references can be largely one-way.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 27 August 2009 13:52:16 UTC

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