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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: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:18:47 +1100
Cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@nordsc.com>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>
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To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On 23/10/2012, at 10:16 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> I can't speak for Anne, but having experienced the IETF via the hybi work, 
> my own opinion is that the main reason I wouldn't work with the IETF is 
> that the community these days values consensus over technical value and 
> running code, and the culture in the IETF doesn't value the kind of 
> specification style that IMHO leads to better interop. For example, this 
> very thraed -- we're having to argue to convince people that defining 
> error handling is even a valuable thing to do.

Wait - who's making that argument? References, please.

> I have no interest in 
> attempting to get anything done in an environment where that's the level 
> at which the conversation starts.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Monday, 22 October 2012 23:19:20 UTC

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