[imps] ES4 implementation process, teams, and meetings
brendan at mozilla.org
Thu Feb 21 12:29:31 PST 2008
On Feb 21, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, Brendan Eich wrote:
>>> In contrast, with CSS, Web API or HTML WG specifications, I can
>>> engineers to a spec that is more or less accurate for a given
>>> and they only have to ask questions about the few missing details.
>> And then Hixie goes and rewrites it. I am calling b.s. here,
>> Maciej. We
>> implemented offline web app support early in Firefox 3, based on such
>> WHAT-WG (ok, not HTML WG at the time) specs. They changed a great
> In all fairness, they changed in response to feedback from the Mozilla
> implementors. To paraphrase you, if the spec didn't change, you
> would be a
> passive observer of a standardization process that was all but done.
Please notice that I never said they changed for the worse, or that
it was bad that they changed. I simply pointed to what actually
happened refuting Maciej's generalization and supporting the draft-
spec/implement/re-spec cycle I endorsed.
> That's not reality, and it arguably is not what you should want --
> people are and hopefully will remain valued peers in the remaining
> work on
> HTML5. If you want to be passive implementors of a finished spec, then
> wait a few years.
Throwing my words at me when I was not complaining about the lack of
specs that precede implementations and change only in their fine
points is silly. Your complaint is with Maciej.
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