Hixie's Natural Log

2005-03-02 14:58 UTC Winter 2005 Travelog: Part 2 (Versioning)

One of the early panels at the W3C Plenary was about extensibility and versioning. The moderator asked the room to think about, and write an answer to, this question: How should specs manage error handling?

I thought about it then quickly wrote Define detailed error-handling rules. Then I looked over at what David had written. Define error handling clearly. Then I turned to see what howcome had written. Forward-compatible parsing.

Probably not surprising, given that we're all from the CSS world, which has been addressing this exact issue by defining error handling (under the name "forward-compatible parsing") for many years now.