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Re: Differences between the W3C and WHATWG specifications

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:32:14 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTimVAEFw9T5Jmopf41tmcysaD-7aCDduEV3bc6k3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Ratzloff <matt@builtfromsource.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Matthew,

I wrote:
>> If the
>> goal is true convergence, we need to eliminate all differences and
>> have one spec.
>> I guess a fundamental question is: can decisions made via the decision
>> policy apply not only for the HTMLWG but also for WHATWG? Ian, do you
>> foresee that as a possibility? If that can happen we have a solution.
>> Two specs are not needed.

Matthew wrote:
> The two groups have different charters and different decision making
> processes.

Why is that necessary?

> The working groups should come together to define what
> "convergence" realistically means and work from there.

To me convergence is the act of converging. It is coming together. It
is uniting. It is moving toward uniformity; especially with the goal
of producing one single authoritative HTML5.

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Sunday, 20 June 2010 18:32:42 UTC

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