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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 02:07:27 -0800
Message-ID: <4921425F.2030908@sicking.cc>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, public-html@w3.org

Robert J Burns wrote:
> HI Jonas
> On Nov 16, 2008, at 8:36 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>>>> The presumption you're conveying is that these first two cannot be 
>>>>> done simultaneously, and that's simply not true
>>>> I'm not sure who is claiming that. In any case they are wrong, the 
>>>> HTML5 spec is a clear proof of that.
>>> The point is that the HTML5 draft, as it currently stands, does not 
>>> go far enough to achieve these goals.
>> The current HTML5 draft does more to bring HTML on the web forward 
>> than anything w3c has done since the publication of HTML4.
>> Now I'm sure more can be done, but I'd like to see specific 
>> suggestions counter proposals before giving up work on the current 
>> draft. Preferably in the form of drafts.
> This is quite a melodramatic response. No one is suggesting to take the 
> current draft and throw in the waste bin. Instead it's important to 
> divide the labor in such a way that we can get the work done more 
> efficiently.

Given the success of HTML 5 so far, I think the burden of proof lays on 
TAG to show that things can be improved. So lets talk once there 
actually are editors nominated that has proven that they have the 
necessary skills, for example by writing up drafts for the things that 
TAG things should be broken out.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 10:09:30 UTC

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