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[whatwg] Editorial, section 1.5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:52:23 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908140048090.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>
> I suggest simply deleting "It must be admitted that many aspects of HTML 
> appear at first glance to be nonsensical and inconsistent." I would 
> disagree with nonsensical, and in any case this sentence adds nothing to 
> the text.
> 
> However if this sentence is retained, at least deleted "It must be 
> admitted that" in favor of simply "Many aspects of HTML appear at first 
> glance to be nonsensical and inconsistent" or better yet "Many aspects 
> of HTML appear at first glance to be inconsistent" or even "Many aspects 
> of HTML are inconsistent."
> 
> If any part of this sentence is retained, it should be combined with the 
> following paragraph. In fact, the first 3 paragraphs could likely be 
> combined.

Could you elaborate on your reasoning? At first blush, the current text 
seems better than what you are suggesting, but maybe I am missing something.

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