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Re: [CSS21] CSS3

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 16:55:53 +0200
Message-ID: <430DDBF9.6000205@expway.fr>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Robin Berjon wrote:
>>You can find all sorts of practices good and bad in any number of other 
>>specifications, however I fail to see how this is germane to the topic, 
>>unless you would be so kind as to explain in which way the 
>>WD-SVGMobile12-20050413 is a paragon of virtue in specification writing.
> Craig referred to it as counter example in some comments and I just
> observe inconsistency between the comment and common practise of the
> SVG Working Group, so I assume I might be misunderstanding the comment
> and seek clarification.

I am commenting in my own name and not on behalf the SVG Working Group. 
What the SVG Working Group does or does not do is none of my immediate 

> I don't think that can be helped then, any specification that gets
> revised after smaller parts of it have advanced in some sense will
> face this problem and obfuscating the notes or removing them does
> not really remove confusion in my opinion, the goals of the document
> and it's relationship to other work is explained in the first parts
> of the document.

I assume then that one can only accept confusion as being a natural part 
of specifications, at least when timely release is desire. I am not 
satisfied with this situation, but let it not keep you from advancing to CR.

Robin Berjon
   Senior Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 25 August 2005 14:56:13 UTC

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