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Re: Friction and cross pollination

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:26:00 +0200
Cc: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "ndw@nwalsh.com" <ndw@nwalsh.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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To: Michael Champion <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>
On Oct 17, 2011, at 22:25 , Michael Champion wrote:
> I acknowledge that "it's time to retire the pattern…" is an overstatement,
> meant mostly to suggest that the HTML-XML TF declare victory and move some
> outstanding questions to Community Groups.

Oh, in that case I think that the TF might agree (I'm not saying there's stated consensus on this, it's just my feeling that we'll simply shut down once the report is published).

> For the HTML-XML situation, there are probably profiles, best practices,
> APIs, etc. that people could work on together  that could address
> some of the use cases, without trying to "fix" XML (which is largely done
> and burned into silicon) or add a boat anchor on the evolution of HTML.
> That seems more suited to a community-specific approach than a global
> architecture approach to me.

That's precisely what I was aiming for with my list of suggestions for further work. If it wasn't clear, we should clarify the text.

> I do suspect the same thing applies to the RDFa/Microdata and canvas/SVG/CSS situations, but that's getting into areas I'm not really up to speed on and don't wish to debate with the TAG.  

FWIW I think that the canvas/SVG/CSS situation is well on its way to being fixed with most involved parties happy with the current direction.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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