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Re: [admin] XHR ED Boilerplate

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:44:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1211232241180.15705@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Glenn Adams wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > 
> > What I don't really understand, though, is why any of this is needed 
> > at all. What value is the W3C adding by creating these forks?
> The problem as I see it is that the WHATWG documents are "living 
> documents" and never final per se.

A WD isn't final either.

> If the WHATWG documents were published (by WHATWG) as fixed snapshots 
> during their lifecycle, then perhaps it wouldn't be necessary for the 
> W3C to create snapshots.
> For business and legal purposes, it is often a requirement to have such 
> snapshots that are known to never change.

Every time a change is made, there is a snapshot made as well. For 
example, here's the XHR snapshot from October 11th:


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