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Re: After 5

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:04:05 -0400
Message-ID: <541F4B55.1030802@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 09/21/2014 05:19 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> 2014-09-21 23:15, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> I don't know what the "right" size is for a specification; but I'm
>>  pretty sure it isn't the transitive closure of all of the
>> normative references to the HTML5 specification.
>
> I don’t think anyone suggested making HTML5, or any specification,
> the transitive closure of its normative references. So this looks
> like a strawman argument, against something.

It wasn't meant to be a strawman, but you have elided the context in
which it was stated.  Restoring that context:

> If there is a single spec, let it be 1,000 or 2,000 pages, you can
> check any single thing there and get the ultimate answer.

My claim is that the above is not correct in the general sense in the
presence of strong normative references.

- Sam Ruby
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