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Re: TWO Change proposals for ISSUE-41 : Distributed Extensibility

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:40:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003170825400.13471@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > 
> > It would be hugely irresponsible for us to leave HTML unmaintained 
> > while still in use. I'm shocked anyone in the standards community 
> > would even consider anything different. Specs must be living 
> > documents.
> 
> I'm considering anything different because I look at the past and there 
> wasn't a WG for a long time.

The only time there hasn't been a working group responsible for HTML was 
briefly in the early 90s, and as far as I can tell even if there was no 
working group, there were still people working on it the whole time (e.g. 
Tim and Dan).

Now certainly sometimes the relevant working group doesn't spend as much 
time working on errata as one would hope (e.g. HTML4's errata was somewhat 
left alone from 2000 to 2003), but even that didn't stop extensions from 
being coordinated, it just happened elsewhere. So past experience suggests 
such problems are self-correcting.

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