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Re: Remove table sorting - issue 56

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:06:21 +0200
To: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.yfq2cvles7agh9@widsith.local>
On Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:44:41 +0200, Steve Faulkner  
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 April 2016 at 08:32, Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
>> Instead, proposal for respective API sort mappings should be actively
>> communicated to the browser vendors and the group should be open for
>> discussion here.
> It has been in the spec for years, and browser vendors have declined to
> implement. moving the spec to recommendation involves trimming
> unimplemented features ,as they don't meet the requirements for a rec.
> I don't think its Chaals intention to bin the sorting alogorithm, but to
> move it out of HTML5.1 where it is not appropriately included.

Correct. I think the situation is exactly as Mikeā„¢ described elsewhere, a  
failure in this case largely of browsers to take the "Priority of  
constituencies" seriously.

I don't know the reason, but probably no browser engineer ever felt this  
was a priority given that there are any number of scripts that do it.  
Although that is generally a sign that this feature is a priority for  

One of the obvious questions is whether the scripts shipped around are  
sufficiently performant, and I don't know the answer.

I'll probably put something into the WICG group, which is meant to be a  
place where browsers consider things which are not in the HTML spec, but  
which people would like to have there.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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