On Thu, 11 Mar 2010, Brett Zamir wrote: > > > > Is there really a need for a more dedicated mechanism? It's not clear > > that there is much pent-up demand for this. > > There wasn't a lot of pent up demand for the web itself either ("why > would people or companies want to link to other people's sites?"); if > people aren't able to use a feature or know of the concept, they might > not think of asking for it.
That's true, but we only have so many resources, so we have to prioritise. Things that have pent-up demand are typically more important. :-) I would recommend following a pattern somewhat like the Web's initial development: create a proof of concept, and convince people that it's what they want. That's the best way to get a feature adopted. This is described in more detail in the FAQ: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#Is_there_a_process_for_adding_new_features_to_a_specification.3F -- Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,. Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'