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Re: Do we really need for an history section?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 20:40:31 +0900
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "sureau denis" <dgsureau@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.thcyptpjwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 18:08:02 +0900, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

>
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:36:22 +0200, sureau denis <dgsureau@yahoo.com>  
> wrote:
>> There is a lot of such histories around, and they
>> are far more complete that this one. Seems not really
>> useful in a specification.
>
> I don't really recall anyone requesting it. I think it was originally in  
> the introduction Dean wrote and then moved to its own section based on a  
> comment from Karl (iirc). I don't really feel strong about keeping this  
> section. Anyone?

They can be useful, if they record the ideas that led to changes, and can  
explain what things we have already decided and don't want to discuss  
again. I leave it to the editor, given the discussion tends to be in  
public.

cheers

Chaals (the historian...)

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