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Re: [csswg-drafts] Convert CSS2 to Bikeshed (#5196)

From: Peter Linss via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:01:12 +0000
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@gsnedders good data, but if anything that tells me there are more specs that we should consider having multipage versions of when Bikeshed can handle it (and maybe multipage support should get bumped in priority). 

To be clear, I'm perfectly fine with re-releasing CSS2 as only a single page spec until Bikeshed gets multipage support. I highly value the work you're doing here, and think the value in the Bikeshed conversion outweighs the pain of a large single page spec for those that read it (though it may violate the priority of constituencies in some regards, the improved cross-linking and consistent presentation offsets that).

I just want to be sure that when Bikeshed does support multipage, we're not in a situation where converting CSS2 back into a multipage spec is too much of a burden. If Bikeshed will be able to support auto-splitting a single input file, then this is mostly a non-issue (except for potential editor/reviewer pain of dealing with a large source file). Keeping the source files split just feels like keeping our options open. I accept that it could also cause editor pain if updates often need to span files, but I don't expect it to get updated much after the conversion. 

All in all, please take this for what it is, a concern, not an objection.

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