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Re: Web Storage's Normative References and PR / REC

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:23:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1303081822040.15713@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 7 Mar 2013, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> The goal is to demonstrate that the materials referenced are stable and 
> any change to those references won't have an impact on the 
> recommendations.

What do you mean by "stable"? If we find something wrong with a REC, we 
still need to change it, since otherwise browsers are going to implement 
things that are wrong... (e.g. anyone implementing HTML4 now is going to 
be in a world of trouble because HTML4 has all kinds of mistakes in it, 
despite being a REC -- HTML4 is not "stable" at all.)

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