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Re: Why "Platform Core" and "HTML5" are in the same spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:21:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811190020460.25579@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Toby A Inkster wrote:
> I would have thought that splitting out, say, the SQL stuff into a 
> separate specification might allow the HTML spec to reach completion 
> sooner as it would not be held back by a tangental area that clearly 
> still needs a lot of work before it could be considered a fully usable 
> specification. Splitting it out would allow people working on the SQL 
> spec time to decide and write up exactly which subset of SQL is 
> supported without worrying about holding up the entire project. Such 
> decisions and documentation would surely be very important for the 
> production of multiple interoperable implementations of a candidate 
> recommendation.

Yeah, if that becomes an issue we can always split it out. No point doing 
it yet, though, as we are literally a decade or more out from the core 
parts of the spec being interoperably implemented.

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