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Re: An HTML language specification vs. a browser specification

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:19:28 +0200
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C9560625-57DE-4CB2-ADC6-56E0AEAD571E@iki.fi>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Nov 19, 2008, at 09:40, Julian Reschke wrote:

> What I find unreasonable is to require somebody to invest a huge  
> amount of time when the result likely would be "nice try, but now go  
> away".
> So an attempt to do a split should have the backing of the WG before  
> a significant amount of time is spent.

On the other hand, suggesting the WG take an editor without a proven  
track record risks the the WG investing a huge amount of time in an  
exercise that fails. I think it's more important to protect the spec  
development as a whole against waste than it is to protect aspiring  
individuals against waste, even though that's not nice from the point  
of view of the individuals.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 09:20:12 UTC

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