[whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5

Geoffrey Sneddon gsneddon at opera.com
Fri Jul 24 02:52:33 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> That being said, inline spec comments sound interesting.  Can you expand 
>> on this?  Are these meant to be private and only shown to Ian? Shown to 
>> everything who views the spec (optionally, of course)?  Sent to the 
>> mailing list?
> If anybody would like to follow-up on this particular idea, I'm very 
> interested in setting something up that makes it even easier to submit 
> comments without having to worry about subscribing to the lists or 
> registering with the W3C's Bugzilla instance. 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.)

I remember having some discussion about such a thing in IRC a few months 
ago. Indeed, the biggest problem seems to be what sort of UI we could 
use for it.

My proposal, on the whole, would be to have some box appearing upon 
selecting text. Then, in that box, give space for both an email address 
and a comment, and send that along with the selected text to the list.

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software ASA

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