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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:14:17 +0200
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vefs93fo64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:58:14 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
wrote:
> On 16.06.2010 01:40, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>    <p>This version of the W3C HTML5 specification is a snapshot of part
>>    of the work done by these groups as of [LONGDAY] [YEAR]. Because the
>>    HTML specification is continuously being maintained, implementors
>>    and authors are strongly urged to read the latest editor's draft
>>    instead of this snapshot. The W3C and WHATWG editor's drafts of HTML
>
> I think it's bad to publish working drafts, and to tell people not to  
> look at them. There's a reason snapshots are published.
>
> I have no problem in pointing out that current edits reside somewhere  
> else, but we don't need to go further than that.

We've had this discussion before and in practice these TR/ snapshots turn  
out to waste quite a bit of time of engineers. I've seen it happen on  
multiple occasions at Opera and I'm sure it happens elsewhere too. Somehow  
they get to the TR/ version unknowingly a lot of the issues they encounter  
have already been fixed. Clearly pointing them in the right direction  
makes a lot of sense.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 09:15:30 UTC

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