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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:46:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4BA096F0.9070202@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On 17.03.2010 09:40, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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).

HTML 4.01 hasn't been maintained at all until the new WG was started, as 
far as I can tell.

> 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.

Ah, "elsewhere".

Just one more word: "canvas".

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:47:23 UTC

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