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Re: Things in HTML that I disagree with (Was: evidence of harm)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:06:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906252103470.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 25 Jun 2009, Shelley Powers wrote:
> I would like to see how some of these arguments were coached. Could you 
> point out in whatever mailing list is appropriate, the arguments 
> discussing, say keeping the div element?

I would love to, but I really don't have the bandwidth to do that. If 
anyone would like to volunteer to document such discussions, I'd be happy 
to advise. I really would love it if we could have a wiki or something 
that documented the discussions behind all the decisions in the spec so 
far. Personally though, I feel I must focus on taking HTML5 forward and 
not on the equally large task of documenting how it got where it is.

> Yes, the web is a messy place. I'm surprised that you're willing to 
> continue on as sole author of HTML 5, if you're so unhappy with the 
> state of the web, and the markup you're being forced to live with.

Making the Web better is more important than my own personal sense of 

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