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Re: w3process-ISSUE-124 (WHATWG-blacklist): Normative Reference policy should explicitly black list WHATWG specs [Normative Reference Policy]

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:33:09 +0200
Message-ID: <54337B15.4000108@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: public-w3process@w3.org
On 07/10/2014 01:18, Domenic Denicola wrote:

>>> Now in theory both of these could be resolved by pointing to
>>> repository versions -- for example, the HTML spec has been through
>>> over 8800 different versions each of which could be individually
>>> referenced -- but patent lawyers and government officials both work
>>> in environments where that would, for some reason, be unacceptable.
>> In theory, the problem above would be solved if browser vendors could
>> say "our version X implements feature Y retrieved from commit ZZZZZ"
>> and if commit ZZZZZ was VERY easily reachable for people not used to
>> our versioning systems. I see this as a workable compromise: no need
>> to have snapshots, commits are snapshots, and your specs can remain
>> living standards.
> I want to interject here and say that we in the WHATWG absolutely support an effort like this.

Excellent! Thanks.

Received on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 05:33:33 UTC

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