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Re: Splitting HTML from the HTML DOM (was Re: Renamed topic: focus and length of HTML5)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 10:44:30 -0800
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <9B379E42-37DA-4332-BA59-D0E8DCB19CA6@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:12 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> I'm not sure that anyone is advocating splitting HTML from the HTML  
>> DOM. I'm not sure it's worth discussing in depth unless someone  
>> wants to propose doing it.
>
> +1
>
>> If anyone does want to make that case that some aspects of the HTML  
>> spec should be split from the spec for the HTML DOM, then the  
>> burden of proof would be on them to show that this is (a) feasible  
>> and (b) an overall improvement.
>
> re: (a) +1
> re: (b) -1
>
> In the (at present, purely hypothetical case) where somebody wishes  
> to actively pursue this AND demonstrates that it is feasible, then  
> we would need rationales for both sides.

To clarify, what I meant by (b) is that a Change Proposal without  
rationale would not be considered a valid Change Proposal. Thus, the  
person wishing to pursue this would have to provide an initial  
rationale, before anyone would be obligated to provide the opposing  
rationale.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 7 December 2009 18:45:03 UTC

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