Focussing discussion (Was: [whatwg] Why not JavaScript?)

Ian Hickson ian at
Wed Jun 9 20:19:03 PDT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Avi Bryant wrote:
> I realize this list is meant to be for open discussion, but I'm
> beginning to wonder whether the scope of discussion is too wide.

The list was only just formed so I think it's natural to have a lot of
brainstorming at the start, while people come to terms with the scope of
the project.

> the discussion so far has largely been more WHY than WHAT - it's been an
> exploration of the greater problem space that the WHAT proposals are an
> answer to, rather than the particular solutions that they propose.
> Those are great discussions to have, but I do wonder whether there might
> either be a more appropriate forum in which to have them, or a narrower
> alternate forum for those of us that come to the table already agreeing
> with Ian's basic approach.

The more generic forum for these matters, for people wishing to persue
some solutions that aren't in line with WHATWG's charter (backwards
compatibility being the main point here) is probably www-talk at

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