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Re: UI chrome behavior in language spec?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 17:08:14 -0700
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <E7BF9B1A-07A4-449C-BD60-11E4FB242E7E@apple.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>

On Aug 23, 2009, at 4:28 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> (arguments left out --)
> Is it possible to satisfy both? To have a "HTML" spec which leaves
> "UI outside the content area" unspecified, and another spec,
> which has a more limited scope, "COMMON BROWSER UI SPEC"
> which *does* specify UI outside the content area?

It would be possible on a technical level. But I don't think browser  
vendors would be interested in making or following such a spec. And it  
doesn't seem required for interoperability. The area where open  
standards are strong and effective is in protocols, formats and APIs.  
Not so much in UI design.

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