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Re: ISSUE-94 Change Proposal

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:09:35 -0700
Message-ID: <l2y63df84f1003311709nd30ef352n51d46c1650df40c1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> My personal opinion on this is to put out a request for someone to
>> create a split, and then if/when someone creates a split we can debate
>> that. If Ian isn't willing to take such a split then we have the normal
>> decision process to follow.
>>
>> If no one does produce a split, well, then we're stuck with what we've
>> got for obvious reasons.
>
> A split (though not the one Shelley suggested in the bug -- I haven't
> looked at the change proposal to see if she changed what she was asking
> for here) has been something that we've been looking for an editor for for
> years. We even tried it briefly with Maciej's Window object spec, but
> Maciej didn't have the time to maintain it (understandably -- it's a full
> time job, IMHO).
>
> I think it would make a lot of sense to split out the Window object,
> browsing contexts, navigation, session history, and other features that
> are the basis of any DOM-based processing Web browsers do (whether it be
> HTML, SVG, or anything else).
>
> I've said this before:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Sep/0004.html (top)
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Oct/0127.html (#10)

Ooh, maybe we can adopt as resolution to ISSUE-94 a WG decision that
these things should be split out, and that this will happen as soon as
there is an editor for the separate spec. But that if no such editor
steps up by the time we reach CR then the split will not happen for
this version of HTML.

Would that be an acceptable solution to everyone?

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 1 April 2010 00:10:22 GMT

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