[whatwg] Style sheet loading and parsing (over HTTP)

Leif Halvard Silli lhs at malform.no
Mon May 28 14:52:48 PDT 2007

On 2007-05-24 02:45:44 +0200 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 May 2007, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> The chairman of the HTML WG asked that we stop discussing, that's why I 
> haven't been posting on that list. :-(

Ok - I see. Yes it is true he did.

> Note, though, that there are a number of ways to see what progress is being 
> made on the W3C HTML 5 specification; they are all listed at the top of the 
> spec, as required by teh W3C publication rules:
> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/spec/Overview.html?content-type=text/html;%20charset=utf-8
> So it's not like the progress has been hidden from the HTML working group.

You have a point there. And especially with the thing you said above.

>> On 2007-05-23 23:20:40 +0200 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> replied to Julian:
>>> If the spec I'm working on isn't that spec, then I'll stop working on > 
>>> it, and return to working on the spec with real-world relevance.)
>> I think many would feel that the whole process would pretty much falls 
>> apart if this should happen. On the other side, it doesn't sound as if you 
>> are open to much debate. You better think about how you present this to the 
>> HTMLwg. No one likes to discuss under a Damocles sword. On the other side, 
>> it is just fair to say that there are some limites on what one can accept. 
>> But then again, the HTMLwg has been conveened pretty much because of WHATwg 
>> - so it would be a bit strange.
> I'm not really sure I understand what you mean here. I think I've been pretty 
> open about my position. I don't really understand what you want me to say or 
> do.

No. Those thing I had in mind are probably not all that important ... I support the view that the spec must have a strong focus on «real world relevance». And I think I'll interpret what you said as a sign of your strong convictions about the way forward ... :-) 

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