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Re: URL work in HTML 5

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 14:05:39 -0400
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BCA4AFA9-5EF8-427E-98EE-20F984019B9A@opera.com>
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>

Le 25 sept. 2012 à 09:11, Noah Mendelsohn a écrit :
> it's unclear that we have in place the social and/or technical mechanisms to ensure that producers will be equally diligent in their conservatism.

It's partly the way we frame the discussions. 

1. technology creation, a prose is defined which cares mostly only about the production rules.
2. products are created producing and consuming the technology, an open ecosystem with a lot of actors, *humans* included.
3. producers (machine and humans) do not enforce strictly the production rules. Summarized as "shit happens"
4. consumers have to cope with the mess, but there's no specification describing how to handle them.
5. The group of people having to deal with the frontline of the mess create a document for handling the mess.

What this simple story doesn't tell is the full frustration it creates ;) The emotions, etc, etc. We are humans in short. 

When we design technology and specify the class of products we should be careful about the class of products which consume the technology and **its social context**. 

I'm pretty sure there is room for evolving the two documents either in one document and/or two separate documents interoperating together. So we need bridges in between both, cross references and having each document describing their scope of applications.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
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