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Re: ISSUE-94 Change Proposal

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:44:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003312339100.4116@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> My personal opinion on this is to put out a request for someone to 
> create a split, and then if/when someone creates a split we can debate 
> that. If Ian isn't willing to take such a split then we have the normal 
> decision process to follow.
> If no one does produce a split, well, then we're stuck with what we've 
> got for obvious reasons.

A split (though not the one Shelley suggested in the bug -- I haven't 
looked at the change proposal to see if she changed what she was asking 
for here) has been something that we've been looking for an editor for for 
years. We even tried it briefly with Maciej's Window object spec, but 
Maciej didn't have the time to maintain it (understandably -- it's a full 
time job, IMHO).

I think it would make a lot of sense to split out the Window object, 
browsing contexts, navigation, session history, and other features that 
are the basis of any DOM-based processing Web browsers do (whether it be 
HTML, SVG, or anything else). 

I've said this before:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Sep/0004.html (top)
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Oct/0127.html (#10)

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