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Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-82 (Profile-Disambiguation), was: ISSUE-82 - profile-disambiguation - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:04:21 -0400
Message-ID: <4BC5D975.20001@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 04/13/2010 03:02 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Maciej Stachowiak<mjs@apple.com>  wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 12, 2010, at 10:12 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 8, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, 8 Apr 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ian, what was the reason for keeping the .profile attribute in the
>>>>>> HTML5 spec?
>>>>>
>>>>> Matching implementations.
>>>>>
>>>>>> If implementations indicate that they are willing to remove it,
>>>>>> would you remove it from the spec?
>>>>>
>>>>> As with everything, absolutely.
>>>>
>>>> It seems to me like the current draft text is largely acceptable, except
>>>> possibly the issue of the DOM API.
>>>>
>>>> Ian: are you willing to remove the DOM API for now, or would you
>>>> strongly prefer to keep it until we have more data on the compat impact?
>>>
>>> I'm happy to remove it if browser vendors remove support. My only concern
>>> is with removing it but having all the browsers continue to support it. I
>>> understand there's a patch for Mozilla to remove it already? If so, then
>>> that's enough for me.
>>
>> Mozilla patch is here:
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=518110#c2>
>>
>> My expectation is that the WebKit project would be willing to remove it if
>> Mozilla successfully removes it and does not find serious compat problems.
>
> Yup, the patch is ready and I expect it to get reviewed and landed any
> day with no objections.

Ian, given that the patch is ready, are you ready to remove this text?

> Of course, there's a matter of how long we'll want to wait before we
> conclude that there are no compat problems. Though I'm sure enough
> that there won't be enough compat problems to revert the change, that
> I'm prepared to offer to eat my hat if there are. Not because I'm sure
> that no one specifies an @profile attribute, but because I don't see
> that those pages would use the IDL attribute. Or break if the IDL
> attribute is removed.
>
> / Jonas

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 15:04:50 GMT

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