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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:26:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
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>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1006240024200.12296@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 23 Jun 2010, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 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.

If that isn't exactly what you were suggesting above when suggesting that 
just one spec should be changed, then I really have no idea what it is you 
were suggesting. If you could be clearer in these requests that would be 
most helpful.


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

I am now at a loss as to what you want me to do.

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