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RE: Design principles - building from justification

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:25:07 -0500
To: "'Philip TAYLOR \(Ret'd\)'" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "'Philip TAYLOR'" <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <02e701c987e8$fb1b42c0$f151c840$@com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 6:19 PM
> To: Ian Hickson
> Cc: Philip TAYLOR; HTML WG
> Subject: Re: Design principles - building from justification
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> > In my head, mostly, though as you note, a lot of the reasoning is
> also on
> > the mailing lists. If anyone wants to volunteer to write up the
> reasoning
> > for the features in (or not in!) the HTML5 spec, I'd be happy to meet
> with
> > them and given them a "brain dump".
> 
> Well, I do think that would be a very useful
> exercise, particularly for those who have
> been members only of this WG and who are
> therefore not familiar with the discussions
> that took place within WHATWG prior to this
> WG's establishment.

I agree, and I think that it will go a long way towards providing the HTML 5
specification with legitimacy, and mitigate claims of unilateral decision
making.

J.Ja
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 23:26:02 GMT

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