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Re: A well composed post re: HTML5 anyone heavily involved in this WG should read and keep in mind.

From: Henrik Lied <henriklied@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:39:38 +0200
Message-ID: <bcc690f00705110439h1be1ea25rb6ecd12818a643e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
2007/5/11, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>:
> Henrik Lied wrote:
> > My proposal is therefore this: If a member spits out an idea that
> > completely breaks with the guidelines set up for HTML5, he should be
> > removed from the list.
> > Please let me know what you guys think.
> Sounds a bit like fascism to me.  There is a substantial
> minority membership of this list that believes that the
> WHATWG HTML5 specification is a very poor starting point,
> and that HTML 4.01 Strict would have been a far better
> basis.  Are you now suggesting that that minority,
having been outvoted by the majority in the W3C questionnaire,
> should now either pretend that they are happy or leave
> the list ?

I'm sorry, I must have formulated my sentences poorly. Of course,
everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No doubt about that.
All I'm saying is that the number of suggestions that come in are
overwhelming, and (IMO) that's literally making the development
slow. It's a great idea to develop this spec as a community, but
it has (again, IMO) grown out of reasonable proportions.

If so, then I am forced to disagree.  Whilst
> it would be quite wrong for that minority to seek to
> disrupt the workings of the group, they have every right
> to hold true to their beliefs

This is where I'm in quite of a puzzle. The design philosophy behind
this charter is (should, at least) be well known. In my opinion, when
suggestions like implementing the INDENT element, as well as suggesting
that DIV should be allowed inside every other element, I get a vibe that
the person(s) responsible for those suggestion(s) haven't really
that specific philosophy.
Again, in my opinion this does nothing but slow the development down.

Med venleg helsing,
Henrik Lied
Received on Friday, 11 May 2007 11:39:43 UTC

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