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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:49:21 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.1.6.2.20090128114359.04f42b18@mail.muzmo.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>,HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

At 05:00 AM 1/28/2009 -0800, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>[...]
>But if there are multiple documents that separately normatively
>specify the same thing, then it is equally possible that they disagree
>and therefore at least one of the two is wrong. If one reference is
>normative and the other is not, then it is at least clear which is
>authoritative when they disagree.

I like your logic and agree completely. Unfortunately, you left out
a subsequent consequence, to wit: it remains unclear which is correct.

Having to keep two documents synchrounously correct is certainly
going to require some QA effort, but that will also yield a quality product.
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:02:22 GMT

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