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Re: RfC: how to organize the DOM specs [Was: CfC: publish new WD of DOM Core]

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:10:09 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCTR_qEOC05b1yHfx0GJrrXjrkMzw3A8ti5ovuF-UQV-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>
On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:32 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
> On 9/5/11 3:34 PM, ext Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> We should make these kinds of
>> decisions *solely* on technical grounds.
>
> Well surely making decisions on technical grounds is important. However, it
> seems a bit simplistic to consider it the only factor. (I seem to recall
> some previous decisions were based, for example, on existing implementations
> and deployments.)

I consider those technical grounds.  Existing implementation and
deployment usually affects the viability of a feature.

Even if you disagree on the particulars, it's clearly more technical
than personal.  There's a clear difference between that and an
editor's personal attachment to their work.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 15:11:05 GMT

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