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Re: ACTION-96: Origin removal

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:18:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901200114170.29785@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 19 Jan 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> [...] I have recently been informed that sections can be removed from 
> the HTMLWG draft and be retained in the WHATWG draft [...]

While that's technically possible, there is no mechanism to do so right 
now for bits in the middle of the spec. The only mechanism is to change 
the header (potentially including the introduction, though right now that 
is included in the common section).

I would really like to avoid any differences in normative sections if at 
all possible, as it would lead to the W3C version being less useful to 
readers than the WHATWG version. Making them different should be 
considered a last resort, the symbol of the W3C HTML WG and the WHATWG 
being unable to come to an agreement (and thus a failure for us, the 
HTMLWG, to follow our charter).

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