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Re: Preparing to launch the Forms Task Force ...

From: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:51:41 -0700
Message-Id: <E863DE76-8A89-4722-BA72-2E25EDECDA8F@robertdot.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Mar 13, 2007, at 11:58 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> The WHATWG isn't going to stop; however, we could, with permission  
> from
> Apple, Opera, and Mozilla, have both this HTML working group's
> specification and the WHATWG's specification be the same actual  
> document
> (just with different headers and styles). If we do this, I would be  
> happy
> to act as editor for this working group's specification, and would  
> ensure
> that it and the current Web Applications 1.0 specification stay  
> exactly in
> sync (by simply editing one document).

As a web developer, I believe this would be for the best.  It would  
drastically reduce the amount of confusion for developers who aren't  
well versed in the (eventual) recommendations.  I believe there are  
quite a few of us who support having Ian act as editor.  It is the  
most logical step to take if we don't want to have a disparate world  
wide web.

> If the HTML WG and the WHATWG don't publish the same specification,  
> then
> I, on behalf of the WHATWG, will ensure that the two specifications  
> remain
> consistent and compatible, by ensuring that the WHATWG  
> specification is
> always a strict superset or more detailed version of the HTML WG spec.

Thanks, Ian.  You've put my fears about this to rest.
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 20:11:02 GMT

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