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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:21:06 -0400
Message-ID: <4C1F6742.40601@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 06/21/2010 09:03 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Doug,
>
> I wrote:
>
>>> The 18 June 2010 editors' draft states, "Work on this specification is
>>> also done at the WHATWG. The W3C HTML working group actively pursues
>>> convergence with the WHATWG, as required by the W3C HTML working group
>>> charter."
>
> Doug wrote:
>
>> So, the aim of the charter to "actively pursue convergence with
>> WHATWG, encouraging open participation" has clearly been met from the W3C HTML
>> WG side.
>
> Thank you for the clarification. Do you think that the quote above
> from 18 June 2010 editors' draft is okay to leave in the spec as is?
>
> Or would something like this work better?
> "The HTML Working Group has and continues to pursue convergence with
> WHATWG, encouraging open participation within the bounds of the W3C
> patent policy and available resources."
>
> The draft currently omits anything about, "encouraging open
> participation within the bounds of the W3C patent policy and available
> resources" which does illuminate full meaning. It also does not
> recognize W3C efforts and accomplishments in pursuit of this goal.
>
> Or do you think sentence:
> "The W3C HTML working group actively pursues convergence with the
> WHATWG, as required by the W3C HTML working group charter."
> should simply be omitted from the draft? It doesn’t give the full
> picture, and may skew meaning.

The way to effect change in the W3C Editor's draft is to open bug 
reports.  If you do decide to open a bug report, I encourage any such to 
be as specific as possible.

> Thanks.
>
> Best Regards,
> Laura

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 21 June 2010 13:21:37 GMT

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