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From: Pentasis <pentasis@lavabit.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 12:32:06 +0200
Message-ID: <D349B3A754FD40C2ADA8677192466CED@Sanktum01>
> I made the experience when I suggested a new set of form elements, that I 
> did not get much response on those contributions. The same might happen to 
> your suggestions, as they are on a more basic level, than the HTML5 works 
> act on. I don't think you can blame the people working on HTML5 for this, 
> as they are quite far in the process, and your suggestions do rather set 
> new starting points, than contribute to the acutal state of the work.

This I understand, and I can even sympathise with it. However, I do hope 
that at least "they" will take this issue seriously and at least try to 
build in something that will enable "us" to work on that part of the spec 
independantly later on. I still think that the semantic part has very, very 
little to do with the technical side of the spec. so somewhere the two 
should be able to split up.
Just to give you a comparative example: what if wordprocessor manufacturers 
were to start writing a spec that enabled them to standardise their native 
document format. Would you agree to the premise that that would mean that 
they had to take control of dictionaries and grammer?
I don't want to imply that this is what happening here, but like you said, 
historically the two have been interlinked with each other in HTML, but IMO 
the time has come to AT LEAST THINK about the possiblity that they 
shouldn't.

Bert 
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2008 02:32:06 UTC

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