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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:41:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4926D6AC.8050604@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: John Kemp <john.kemp@nokia.com>, ext Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> ...
> It has already been pointed out that that is effectively the model used 
> by the HTML4 and DOM 2 HTML specs, and it has been shown to be a rather 
> ineffective model for achieving well defined specifications and 
> interoperable implementations.
> Please, let's not repeat the same mistakes again.
> ...

Of course mistakes shouldn't be repeated. But is it clear what exactly 
the mistake was? I disagree that the mere fact that the specification 
was spread over two documents was the *cause* of the problems.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 November 2008 15:42:18 UTC

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