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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:28:06 +0100
Message-Id: <p06240888c5a7895af78b@[]>
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

At 11:24  -0500 29/01/09, Karl Dubost wrote:
>Le 29 janv. 2009 à 10:55, David Singer a écrit :
>>This is an opinion shared by others on this list.

I didn't say "all others", perhaps it should have 
been "some others" (more than just Haakon).  Were 
you responding thinking I said "all others"?  I'm 
sorry if it was unclear...

>No please.
>Murray is part of the list and has a different 
>opinions. Many people have very divergent 
>opinions. The main people committing work force 
>to the editing of documents have been mostly 
>people in favor of the browsers view. It creates 
>documents which are indeed logically easier to 
>read for this specific community.
>Some people starts to offer another view and it 
>creates conflicts. These long threads for the 
>last few days. That is normal. It is happening 
>often that on IRC, I see people trying to be the 
>champion of other people's ideas.
>Having followed the work since its inception, 
>having been the first (interim) staff contact on 
>this WG, I can tell you that the document, as it 
>is now, doesn't please me at all. I'm not at W3C 
>anymore (keeping the consensus and being 
>neutral), so it is easier to voice my opinion. 
>What I wish for the documents:
>* a normative Mark Up document explaining the 
>language and its semantics. (Yes the thing with 
>just the brackets and no DOM)
>* a normative document for parsing and dealing 
>with the errors and how to create a DOM.
>* separate normative documents for the different 
>APIs. (there were positive moves in this 
>I really think the work accomplished so far has 
>been very useful. It's wonderful to see such a 
>community effort. I embrace that, and I hope it 
>will continue. But different communities have 
>different needs with regards to the technology.
>Karl Dubost
>Montréal, QC, Canada

David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 16:28:54 UTC

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