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Re: Versioning and HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:06:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904190905350.10339@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 19 Apr 2009, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > 
> > Isn't this the problem the Candidate Recommendation stage is supposed 
> > to address? Having serious CR phases, where we aim for two complete 
> > implementations of the entire specification (including all optional 
> > parts, and with no bugs, and with a comprehensive test suite written 
> > with the intent of finding every last edge case bug) seems like it 
> > would avoid the problem of doing things poorly, or at least reduce the 
> > likelihood to the point where it would be rare enough to not be enough 
> > to justify adding syntax-level support for routing around such 
> > problems later.
> 
> This would be nice. Can you suggest any inspirational precedents for a 
> comparably-complex technology?

It's basically what we've been doing with CSS, to good success.

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