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Re: WHATWG/W3C collaboration proposal

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:50:01 -0500
Message-ID: <54753FD9.7060109@intertwingly.net>
To: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>, public-w3process@w3.org
On 11/25/2014 08:05 PM, Wayne Carr wrote:
>
> On 2014-11-25 13:47, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>
>> In fact, there are known ways to compensate for this.  Such ways
>> generally involve the creation of a stabilizing branch and removing
>> features that aren't quite ready for prime time in that branch.  Such
>> efforts are short duration, and produce a reference-able snapshot.
>
> Instead of a stabilizing branch where separate work is done to get to
> it, couldn't non-stable, non-widely implemented sections be marked as
> one of the categories you mention above in the main document?  so a
> snapshot is automatic - it just removes the sections that aren't mature.
> (so no separate "stabilizing" work - it's part of the main spec - or at
> most pointing out where the labels aren't set correctly.  So new
> experimental stuff is clearly marked as new experimental stuff.)

Definitely worth exploring.  Search for "bug" here for an example:

https://specs.webplatform.org/url/webspecs/develop/#file-url

I don't believe "file:" URLs can be removed entirely.  Suggestions welcome.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 02:50:30 UTC

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