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Re: Tracking bugs on Microdata and 2D Context (was Re: CfC: Publish HTML5, RDFa heartbeats and Microdata, 2D Context and H:TML as FPWDs)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 02:05:46 -0800
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <189F673B-B065-4DD9-BED1-3FBCFB03E024@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Feb 16, 2010, at 1:59 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Feb 15, 2010, at 3:31 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>> Some people have discouraged the idea of creating more components  
>>>> because it would break people's existing tools. If others  
>>>> consider it important for clarity, then we can create new  
>>>> components (or some other distinguishing feature, such as  
>>>> keywords).
>>> I think new components would be good, but keywords as workaround  
>>> might work as well.
>> I'm a little wary of changing our set of components because it  
>> seems to break things when we do it. The alternatives I thought of:
>> ...
> On 2nd thought: using the existing "HTML5" component is even worse.  
> It will break existing queries like "how many bugs do we have open  
> on HTML5"? Which, I would argue, is the query we should focus on :-)

What I'm worried about breaking is automated tools. Whatever we  
decide, we definitely can and should make a query for only the HTML5  
bugs. In fact it might be a good idea to add queries for all of our  
active drafts to the HTML WG homepage.

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