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

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:59:04 -0500
Message-ID: <47504158.3000400@us.ibm.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:25:27 +0100, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>>>  Navigation depends on <a>, <area>, <link>, etc. Parsing depends on 
>>> <script>. The HTML format depends on <script>, <a>, etc. Offline 
>>> depends on parsing and navigation. And writing HTML depends on 
>>> offline. This stuff has been said repeatedly on this mailing list 
>>> already.
>> That something *depends* on an element is not a problem. Is that so 
>> hard to see?
>> Problems arise if there are circular dependencies. Are there any?
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/0096.html

$ curl -s 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/0096.html | 
grep -i offline | wc -l

I again note that there are no references to the term offline in the 
existing HTML5 Working Draft, dated 23 November, outside of section 4.6.

I'm ashamed to say that if there is a circular dependency involving 
offline, it isn't obvious to this reader, and I would greatly appreciate 
it some kind soul would point it out.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 20:15:49 UTC

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