[Bug 10720] New: Remove modifications to Extensibility section


           Summary: Remove modifications to Extensibility section
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac System 9.x
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: shelleyp@burningbird.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

Earlier in the year, modifications were made to a section of the document that
currently had an issue attached. To the best of my knowledge, the modification
was not discussed in the HTML WG group, and the editor made the modification by
filing his own bug[1] and then making his own edit[2].

The section under question is Section 2.2.2 titled Extensibility[3]. The issue
impacting on that section, and on the entire concept, is Issue 41[4], currently
undergoing an issue survey[5].

The original text included instructions to ensure no collisions between uses of
an attribute or element. The new modification does not guarantee that some
collisions won't take place. Further, the new modification has no conformance
requirements, so that vendors can choose to either use a vendor specific
prefix, or not[6].

A specification should be a model of precision--not a muddled mix of precise
instructions detailing conformance combined with hopeful wishes that vendors
will be good, and not muck everything up[6].

One of the other of the following will satisfy this bug:

If the so-called "Zero edit" change proposal[7] _fails_ in the survey, and the
section is replaced with new text from one of the other change proposals.


If the changes made in the original modification are completely reversed,
returning the section to the original text. 

[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9239
[2] http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=4938&to=4939
[3] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/infrastructure.html#extensibility
[4] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/41
[5] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-41-objection-poll/results
[7] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Eoconnor/ISSUE-41

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Received on Friday, 24 September 2010 13:24:32 UTC