[whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 23 21:39:52 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Justin Lebar wrote:
>>>> That being said, inline spec comments sound interesting.
>>> I'm not quite sure what the UI would look like, but if anyone has any 
>>> ideas, feel free to e-mail me directly and we can figure something 
>>> out. (This would be exceedingly useful once we're in last call in a 
>>> few months.)
>> Other people have probably pointed this out, but the hg book has inline 
>> comments.  http://hgbook.red-bean.com/read/preface.html
> That's an interesting approach, but I don't think it would work well with 
> the HTML5 spec -- we probably need a mechanism that feeds into the current 
> system (i.e. sends an e-mail) rather than annotating the document itself, 
> and the document is in too much flux to track where the annotations go 

That sounds to me like a good reason to declare a freeze at last call, and
release an immutable "beta 1" on which comments can be made.  Then close
the comment period on beta 1, and (potentially) release a beta 2, etc.


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