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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:05:33 +0100
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Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>

On 11 Apr 2007, at 13:49, Laurens Holst wrote:

> Geoffrey Sneddon schreef:
>>> You're free to argue against this proposal on the grounds that the
>>> step is too big. And I'm interested to learn about alternative
>>> ways to move forward.
>> I'm equally interested to hear about alternatives: plenty of  
>> people have already quite clearly stated that starting from HTML  
>> 4.01 is near unworkable, due to how vague it is, and nobody has  
>> put forward any other possible starting point.
> As this is the second time I hear someone say that no alternatives  
> have been offered, I’d like to refer to my earlier message where I  
> suggested two other approaches:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/0085.html
> I think both are based on the idea of cutting up the WHATWG’s specs  
> a little, the first doing a quick review for patents and then  
> copying over everything that’s not ‘dangerous’ and keeping the  
> remainder in a separate ‘sandbox’ for more in-depth review; the  
> second cutting up the spec in smaller ‘units’ that can be discussed  
> and integrated into the specification one by one.

In my view these are really just the same, they're both using the  
WHATWG's specs as a starting point (albeit probably with some changes).

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 13:05:41 UTC

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