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Re: New split-out drafts

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 19:21:37 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001081721y349695f3s32c655341d2ecb23@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> 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 requirements.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Maciej

Check out bug 8118, to remove the Hidden attribute:


Here's Ian's response:

Status: Accepted
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The hidden="" attribute is no longer in the vocabulary spec, it's
now only defined in the split-out spec with the user interaction stuff.

Now tell me something: is this the response of a person who is working
with the group?

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