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[Bug 13423] Remove the Editing APIs section. It's extremely incomplete and contradicts my editing spec on a lot of points, so it will confuse implementers.

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Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:53:00 +0000
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--- Comment #35 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-08-19 17:53:00 UTC ---
Sorry, one more and then I'll shut up:

Again, not a lawyer, but...

If we fork Aryeh's work, we don't have patent protection, because Google could
assert it's patent rights on the ideas expressed in Aryeh's work, if the
original material resides outside of the W3C.

However, if Aryeh or someone else from Google submits the material to the W3C
as a member of the W3C, then the material would be covered under the patent
agreement all members sign when joining. 

If Aryeh feels he could not do so, then I'd rather leave the text in HTML5, and
just file bug reports to try to fix the material. It's not the best option, but
it's the safest to implementors--at least as I understand the patent risks. 

If the W3C's lawyers feel that this is not a risk, I would withdraw my
objections. 

I'm not being persistent on this for fun, or to disparage Aryeh's excellent and
hard work.

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