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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 06:32:30 -0400
Message-ID: <4C21E2BE.5000401@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 06/22/2010 04:06 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2010, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>
>> I understand that Ian fixed a bug.  What I don't understand (and the
>> context here is the topic of convergence) is why Ian agreed to fix that
>> bug, but only in the W3C copy of the spec.
>
> I made the change only in the W3C version because I believe it's a bad
> change, but did not believe it was bad enough to argue against.
>
>> Either there is a problem with it or there is not. To fix it in just
>> one spec is, in itself, an indication that convergence is felt to be
>> an important criteria.
>
> Fair enough. Since I feel, as you do, that convergence is an important
> criteria, I've done as you suggest and reverted the change from the
> W3C copy.

Note: while I suggested convergence, I neither suggested reversion from 
the W3C draft or incorporation into the WHATWG draft.

In any case, please attend to the resolution of bug 9241 as the previous 
resolution no longer matches the editor's decision.

> HTH,

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:33:15 GMT

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