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Re: Blocker for PR: links to HTML5 spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:54:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
cc: Zhiheng Wang <zhihengw@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-web-perf <public-web-perf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104041753530.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 07:50 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Zhiheng Wang wrote:
> > >
> > >    Philippe and I sync'ed up after the F2F meeting last Friday and we've 
> > > decided to resolve these references and making the spec (mostly) 
> > > self-contained. I am going over the references and see
> > > 
> > >    - if it's a concept, we can leave the reference as it is.
> > >    - if it's a process, we will keep a snap shot of the referred section in
> > >    the current draft.
> > 
> > That seems like a really bad idea... what if the definitions change? The 
> > worst possible outcome would be for the two specs to diverge, resulting in 
> > conflicting requirements.
> > 
> > What problem does doing this solve?
> 
> We need to get Navigation Timing to REC and waiting 3 years isn't
> practical.

Why would you wait 3 years?


> If the definitions change in HTML5, it will break the Navigation Timing 
> implementations in any case and we'll need to revisit our spec since 
> some of our attributes may not make sense anymore.

So what difference does it make if you depend on the HTML spec or not?

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