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Re: Info from HTML5 editors: merging WHATWG patches

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 23:32:17 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kUYRG2wYcBtT5D6wdK3r_6XeP4L4BBGVq=8y4+pNG5mA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Glenn,

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> (B1) branches with fixes for typos or that resolve bugs in our bug
>> tracker (i.e. we likely all appreciate that these should be applied).
>> (B2) branches with features that are either new, or for which I don't
>> know if we should merge them.
>> (B3) branches/patches with features that we decided to hold back from
>> HTML5 (also listed in [5]).
> I believe that, at this point in the process, any change that either (1)
> introduces a new feature or (2) would make a substantive technical change
> for which there is no related LC bug where that change is an agreed
> resolution should have explicit approval (i.e., resolution to that effect)
> by the WG.

If the world were so easily black an white, it would be simple.

> For me, a substantive change in this regard is any change that may affect
> conformance or constitutes a change at a syntactic level, e.g., a WebIDL
> change or a change to the set of defined elements, attributes or attribute
> values.

I am assuming where such a WebIDL change is made because the spec is
different from browser implementations, it is a minor spec bug that is
being fixed and not worth a new feature branch. It will still be in
one of the branches classified as B1.

> At a minimum, the editor's should bring such a change to the attention of
> the WG for discussion and resolution.

That is indeed what we are doing here. All changes to the spec are
being brought before the WG for discussion.

Please, if you disagree with any of the patches in the branches above,
do point them out.

Received on Sunday, 9 September 2012 13:33:05 UTC

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