Re: Why splitting HTML5 into several specs has failed to work (Was: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status)

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Why is "the" (as in one and only) specification the only document in 
>> which this information can make it onto a W3C site?  I've seen several 
>> specifications which are spread across volumes.  Can't different volume 
>> in a series be in different states at any given time?
> There are a few reasons, but primarily the parts are too interconnected. 
> (For example, the offline stuff has to integrate with the navigation stuff 
> and the parsing stuff, which has to integrate with the scripting stuff, 
> and soon enough you've brought in most of the current spec.)
> ...

I note that the list of interconnected aspects above does *not* contain 
the actual HTML5 document format :-).

BR, Julian

Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 15:08:43 UTC