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Re: Design Principles

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 04:23:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4A1B52B1.9040102@malform.no>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson On 09-05-26 00.19:
> On Mon, 25 May 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Because, as I said, it is isn't useful to convince me about anything 
>> that you tell me that you have looked at it from scratch. The "from 
>> scratch" principle would in itself need to be defined, btw.
> We didn't start from scratch because of a design principle, we started 
> from scratch because we had no other practical choice. HTML4 is woefully 
> inadequate as a specification and it was simply easier to ignore it.

Except for the thing that "from scratch" is only a theory about your own 
work:  It was easier to ignore it. So you had a choice. You did not have 
to ignore it. I agree with that. Now the HTML 5 work is part of the 
organisation that defined HTML 4, and which thus do not ignore it.

Steven Pemberton: «HTML 4.01: The basis of all our work, a corrected 
version of HTML 4.» [1]

[1] http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/
leif halvard silli
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