Re: Normative Dependency and the Seven Drafts

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:47:07 +0200, Robin Berjon <> wrote:
>> On Aug 18, 2009, at 08:55 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:49:57 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> The parts of HTML5 defining things like the Window object and 
>>>> origins could in theory be factored out, but it's decidedly 
>>>> nontrivial to do so.
>>> I think it would be awesome if someone would take the effort to split 
>>> Window, origin, storage mutex, event loop, navigation, page loading, 
>>> etc. out.
>> Admittedly I haven't looked closely enough, but I thought that a bunch 
>> of existing documents were generated from the same source. Assuming 
>> that would be the right way to do it, what sort of effort would be 
>> involved in producing another generated document?
> The things that have been splitted out so far are fairly standalone. 
> That is not the case for the things mentioned above. Then again, it has 
> not been tried, so no idea.

The primary consequence of that is that the majority of those specs 
would have heavy cross-dependencies, and without having any automated 
way to have cross-document cross-references, that would become hard to 

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software

Received on Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:23:03 UTC