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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard from Anne van Kesteren on 2012-09-24 (public-whatwg-archive@w3.org from September 2012)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 01:29:13 +0000 (UTC)
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
cc: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1210180128020.2471@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Oct 2012, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> On 10/17/2012 7:57 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Yeah. Turns out we (the Web standards community) haven't been doing 
> > such a great job of making our specificatiosn match reality.:-(
> 
> Um, true... but it's also the case that the implementation community 
> hasn't over the years been doing as much as might be best to make 
> reality match the specifications. The new specs we're writing now would 
> like have been a lot thinner and cleaner if they had.

At least on the browser front, having been on those front lines for much 
of my career, I don't really know what more we could have done.

But in any case, that's somewhat irrelevant now, since it's too late to 
ge back and change it.

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