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splitting HTML5 into chunks [was: Proposal to Adopt HTML5]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:37:05 -0500
Message-ID: <461D6311.6040504@w3.org>
To: Philip Taylor <philip@zaynar.demon.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Philip Taylor wrote:
> Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
>> I do wish though that 
>> <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/>
>> would be made more accessible. It currently takes several minutes to be
>> rendered and generates horizontal scrollbars (in every browser I 
>> tried). It
>> would be much easier to review if it were split into chewable 
>> sections. It's
>> currently too inaccessible to get a good overview or to quickly find the
>> sections I'm interested in. It being this one huge chunk also makes it 
>> harder
>> to keep track of changes.
> I've made a (slow- and unreliably-hosted, soon-to-be-outdated) copy at 
> http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/wa1/ split into much smaller sections, 
> which should cause less suffering to web browsers.

Thank you!

I gather this task of splitting the spec into chunks has been
on Ian's todo list for a while, at relatively low priority,
so thanks for moving it forward.

 > I'm happy with the scripts being
 > used/adapted for an official version (or for any other purpose).

Where are the scripts? Can we have a pointer? If you don't
have a place to host them, feel free to send them as
an attachment to www-archive@w3.org and give us a pointer
to the resulting archived message.

It will probably make life a little easier if you clearly
license derivative works using the W3C software license.

Also, please make a note on it somewhere that it's a copy produced
by you and not the original.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 22:37:08 UTC

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