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Re: over specification is anti-competitive (blog post)

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:07:09 -0800
Message-ID: <7789133a1001281107l4e2a78b7h194818da09d5115f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Thanks Larry.  I understand what you're getting at now.
Unsurprisingly, I agree more with Robert's point of view than yours.
:)

Adam


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
>> Maybe this is off-topic for this list, but I've seen this notion of
>> over-specification being anti-competitive raised before.  Can you
>> explain why that is specifically?
>
> http://masinter.blogspot.com/2010/01/over-specification-is-anti-competitive.html
>
> Not entirely off-topic, but we've been encouraged to keep
> discussion to particular issues rather than general
> principles, so I think talking about the general issue
> should be done elsewhere. (www-tag@w3.org would be OK with
> me since I think it's a general architectural principle for
> specifications and not just specific to HTML5.)
>
> The particular issue was ISSUE-56
>
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8207#c6
> and
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/56
>
> The implementations of URI processing that I've seen in the
> past don't match the specific algorithm that used to be in
> the HTML5 document, and I'd like some evidence that the
> change proposal:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Nov/0670.html
> is actually "woefully inadequate" for anything.
>
> (reminder http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8207#c6 )
>
> Larry
> --
> http://larry.masinter.net
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