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Re: Bug 7034 (was: Possible *third* proposal)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:43:48 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
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To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Mar 19, 2010, at 1:29 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Let's say Ian wanted to make a spec change to address the the bug.  
> How would he know whether a given change addresses it? Based on that  
> title alone, it seems impossible to tell if any particular  
> resolution of the bug is a FIXED or a WONTFIX. If the title were  
> "All authoring conformance requirements in the spec should be  
> removed", then it would be very clear whether a resolution counts as  
> FIXED, but I believe that is a solution you personally do not agree  
> with, even though it was the original intent of the bug. (My guess  
> would be that a bug with that title would result in a resolution of  
> WONTFIX with a justification for why there are authoring conformance  
> criteria in general, rather than detailed individual justification  
> of every one.)

By the way, here are some other specific issues potentially present in  
bug 7034 which, if they were themselves the title of a bug, would  
likely result in a clear resolution:

"Presentational elements and attributes should all be made conforming"
"& should be allowed to appear unescaped in attribute values"

It seems clear to me that addressing these points is necessary to  
satisfy your request, and they seem extremely clear and reasonably  
focused. But based on what you have said in the bug so far, addressing  
these two points does not seem to be sufficient to satisfy you. So it  
would be useful to know what else is at issue.

Incidentally, I think I would personally agree with both of the two  
specific points above.

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