[whatwg] Re: WA1 Section 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Apr 20 23:41:50 PDT 2005

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Dean Edwards wrote:
> I'm not sure that Section 2 of WA1 belongs in the spec. None of it seems 
> to have much to do with web applications and it makes up 50% of the 
> document.

I originally would have agreed, however when making the Web Forms 2 spec 
one important piece of feedback I got, and something that I found quite 
annoying myself, was that structuring the spec as a "diff" to another spec 
is way more complicated than it should be. Hence in Web Apps 1 I took the 
alternative (but effectively equivalent) option of just making it the new 
version of the spec, instead of a "diff".

> I know I've said this before but shouldn't this be a separate document? 
> Wasn't that the plan for the other bits and pieces of HTML5 anyway?

Having HTML5 Core + Web Forms 2 + Web Apps 1 was the original idea, but 
based on my experience doing the WF2 part, I think it would be better to 
just merge the three into one coherent self-contained spec.

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