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Re: Bug 8404 -- taking it to the lists

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:49:34 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0912011349v7623a406oea5626fbe1c35ec2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Shelley,

> True, people will want to use any element in any way, but that doesn't
> mean we have to codify such usage.

This all seems to go back to the "Pave The Cowpaths" Design Principle
[1], which has been argued explicitly and implicitly for over two and
a half years in many discussions.

The HTML 5 design principles never achieved consensus and here we are,
trying to reach Last Call. HTML5 principles are a “work in progress”
[2].

There is no meeting of the minds on the basic principles at this late
date. So it is difficult to agree on specifics. We keep having the
same types of circular debates here [3] [4]  and elsewhere [5] [6].

Best Regards,
Laura
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007May/thread.html#msg940
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#sotd
[3] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8404
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Dec/thread.html#msg5
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2009Dec/0002.html
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2009Dec/0003.html
-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 1 December 2009 21:50:17 UTC

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