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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:56:07 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <53DCB8A9-063E-453D-B43C-DCBCEFFC935F@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jun 15, 2010, at 4:40 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks for updating the WHATWG draft to no longer refer to W3C decisions 
>> in disparaging terms. After some discussion, the Chairs would like to 
>> request a few additional changes to the Status of this Document and 
>> Introduction sections of the W3C draft.
>> 
>> 1) This sentence, appears below the copyright notice: "The text of this 
>> specification is also available in the WHATWG Web Applications 1.0 
>> specification, under a license that permits reuse of the specification 
>> text.". This sentence appears below the Status of this Document section: 
>> "The contents of this specification are also part of a specification 
>> published by the WHATWG, which is available under a license that permits 
>> reuse of the specification text."
>> 
>> Since there is now text in the W3C copy that is not in the WHATWG copy, 
>> we think these statements are no longer fully accurate.
>> 
>> We propose text along the following lines to replace both of these 
>> sentences: "Portions of this specification are also part of a 
>> specification published by the WHATWG, which is available under a 
>> license that permits reuse of the specification text."
> 
> I changed the second paragraph to not mention the license issue and 
> instead be a more accurate statement of the relationship with other works 
> (as required by the pub rules -- the paragraph had gotten away from its 
> original role over time), and changed the license statement to refer to 
> "The bulk of" rather than "Portions".

Incidentally, on my own behalf, I'd like to think you for making this change. I believe it addresses the concerns about this section.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 19:56:39 UTC

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