Re: Versioning and html[5]

On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Specs that aren't part of "HTML" aren't relevant to this working 
> group, and we shouldn't be adding versioning to our specs to solve 
> problems in those other specifications.

That sounds nice in principle, but not necessarily appropriate in 
practice. One specification can place dependencies on others as a 
basis for strong interoperability. The author might therefore want 
to opt into a particular version of HTML to imply those 
dependencies. The needs of authors should be paramount even if that 
means creating a little extra work for the specification process to 
deal with such dependencies.

  Dave Raggett <>

Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 09:43:49 UTC