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Re: Blocker for PR: links to HTML5 spec

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 08:55:24 -0400
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Zhiheng Wang <zhihengw@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-web-perf <public-web-perf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1301921724.19734.2.camel@chacal>
On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 07:50 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Zhiheng Wang wrote:
> >
> >    Philippe and I sync'ed up after the F2F meeting last Friday and we've 
> > decided to resolve these references and making the spec (mostly) 
> > self-contained. I am going over the references and see
> > 
> >    - if it's a concept, we can leave the reference as it is.
> >    - if it's a process, we will keep a snap shot of the referred section in
> >    the current draft.
> 
> That seems like a really bad idea... what if the definitions change? The 
> worst possible outcome would be for the two specs to diverge, resulting in 
> conflicting requirements.
> 
> What problem does doing this solve?

We need to get Navigation Timing to REC and waiting 3 years isn't
practical. If the definitions change in HTML5, it will break the
Navigation Timing implementations in any case and we'll need to revisit
our spec since some of our attributes may not make sense anymore.

Philippe
Received on Monday, 4 April 2011 12:55:35 UTC

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