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Re: Browser implementations, prior to rec, used for justification

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 22:57:29 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001050157p4925d61bg23fe6567d509eb90@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
What Maciej said.

Implementations and specifications have to do a delicate dance together. You
don't want implementations to happen before the specification is finished,
because people start depending on the details of implementations and that
constrains the specification. However, you also don't want the specification
to be finished before there are implementations and author experience with
those implementations, because you need the feedback. There is unavoidable
tension here, but we just have to muddle on through ... I think we're doing
OK.

Rob
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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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