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Re: Design principles - building from justification

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 02:53:43 +0100
Message-ID: <498B9827.9040003@malform.no>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson 2009-02-06 00.30:
>>> In my head, mostly, [...]
>> [...] that would be a very useful exercise, particularly
>> for those who have been members only of this WG [...]
> I agree. If anyone wants to do this, I'd be more than happy to
> help them, as I noted last year:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Jul/0396.html
> ...and again earlier today (as you quote above).

In May 2007 I said on the WHATwg list [1]:
> Anne tells in his blog how he presents HTML5 to different
> audiences. And Karl Dubost began speaking about tutorial for
> users. But who needs a tutorial here, if not the HTMLwg itself?
> Doesn't the WHATwg spec as starting point mean that WHATwg
> somehow have been given a responsibility here? To present its
> spec to the _HTMLwg_? Section for section. After all, you
> wanted the HTMLwg to accept it. And you therfore are obligued
> to present it - and deserve the space and time to do so. It is
> really difficult to discuss small bits such as class names
> unless we have a broader context.

To which Ian replied:
> I would be more than happy to help with that in any way I can.

But since WHATWG has not shown much initiative to get this info 
out itself, I am volunteering to present the WHATwg justification 
regarding one particular point, namely @profile. (I don't rule out 
writing about other subjects.)

I guess I will simply go through any written material I can find 
(WHATWG list), and present the positions I find in a kind of 
summary, with links etc. Ian, if you have any braindumps on this 
and are still willing, then thank you - any way you like.

My aim is of course not to convince the WG about the WHATWG 
position, but rather to present the reasioning they have had 
there, with the purpose that an informed debate may continue here.

leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 6 February 2009 01:54:29 UTC

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