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Re: New split-out drafts

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 19:24:24 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001081724t3377ab6cu65a0e32b8f798387@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Jan 8, 2010, at 4:39 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Changes of this significance should have been discussed in the group
>>> first.
>>
>> Seems like they did get discussion in the related bugs, and in general the
>> particular split applied seems like a reasonable attempt to compromise
>> between different positions presented, though some of the details of the
>> split strike me as odd.
>>
>>>
>>> If folks were concerned about the details section earlier, this change
>>> is so far beyond that change, as to make the removal of details
>>> nothing more than a minor nuisance.
>>
>> In a way it's a much smaller change, since the total of all the split specs
>> ends up producing the same implementation and author requirements, whereas
>> removing <details> was non-editorial change. On the other hand, this change
>> seems to have broken a bunch of cross-references, which makes it hard to
>> find relevant definitions and requirements.
>>
>> In any case, I believe the mechanism of splitting the spec makes it
>> relatively easy to change the split boundaries. So we can have the
>> discussion now, if anyone has a problem with the specific way the split was
>> done. Let's try to flush those issues out before publishing more Working
>> Drafts, so we don't thrash the TR page if we change our minds about how to
>> do this.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Maciej
>>
>>
>
> Check out bug 8118, to remove the Hidden attribute:
>
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8118
>
> Here's Ian's response:
>
> Status: Accepted
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: The hidden="" attribute is no longer in the vocabulary spec, it's
> now only defined in the split-out spec with the user interaction stuff.
>
> Now tell me something: is this the response of a person who is working
> with the group?
>
> S
>

Oh, and hey! Look at that!

Details is back.

Are we having fun yet?

Shelley
Received on Saturday, 9 January 2010 01:24:53 GMT

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