[whatwg] WHATWG on Google+

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 21 12:26:13 PST 2011

On Mon, 21 Nov 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> What's needed is a way to notice when changes to a particular piece 
> happen.  There isn't one.

Which pieces do you _not_ want to be notified of changes to?

I currently (try to) mark all changes that affect browser vendors as such 
in the checkin comment (as opposed to, e.g., editorial changes or changes 
that only affect authors and conformance checkers), but if there is some 
other categorisation scheme for the checkins that would be more helpful, I 
can definitely try a different mechanism.

> A poor stand-in would be if each such change were accompanied by a 
> change or addition to an automated test suite that implementors could 
> then run to catch the spec changing under them.  But that's not 
> happening either...

If anyone would be interested in addressing this need (which I agree is a 
rather pressing one), I would be more than happy to support such an effort 
in whatever way I can.

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