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Re: New split-out drafts

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:00:39 -0800
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <C3F1D1C6-B9FC-4798-B96A-1851F6D90461@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

On Jan 8, 2010, at 4:39 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> Changes of this significance should have been discussed in the group  
> first.

Seems like they did get discussion in the related bugs, and in general  
the particular split applied seems like a reasonable attempt to  
compromise between different positions presented, though some of the  
details of the split strike me as odd.

> If folks were concerned about the details section earlier, this change
> is so far beyond that change, as to make the removal of details
> nothing more than a minor nuisance.

In a way it's a much smaller change, since the total of all the split  
specs ends up producing the same implementation and author  
requirements, whereas removing <details> was non-editorial change. On  
the other hand, this change seems to have broken a bunch of cross- 
references, which makes it hard to find relevant definitions and  

In any case, I believe the mechanism of splitting the spec makes it  
relatively easy to change the split boundaries. So we can have the  
discussion now, if anyone has a problem with the specific way the  
split was done. Let's try to flush those issues out before publishing  
more Working Drafts, so we don't thrash the TR page if we change our  
minds about how to do this.

Received on Saturday, 9 January 2010 01:01:13 UTC

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