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Re: Statement why the Polyglot doc should be informative

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:22:25 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAuc18LGTcpvfMZQxPv7ovCNjhmrd6nfKtVcmuhyrYG2R4A@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Feel free to explain why that is a sign of "confusion".

I’m not sure what I can explain if you don’t recognize the claim that
Polyglot gives you better structure as being obviously bogus.

> Is there a concrete reason to mention libxml2?

If you don’t mention which particular software hoops are for, people
will continue jumping through the hoops long after it’s no longer
relevant. Consider the requirement of Appendix C to have a space
before />, which was motivated by Netscape 3 or IE 3. (I don’t even
remember which at this point!)

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> Lacking such bug reports

I had the text of the first message to this thread open in a Bugzilla
textarea when I specifically asked Paul if the requirement to have a
bug report on file is waived in this case. I didn’t file a bug,
because Paul indicated that voice communication at the meeting plus
sending the email would suffice to invoke the relevant part of the
Decision Process in this case.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 9 November 2012 14:23:02 UTC

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