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Re: XHTML 2.0 and Semantics

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 15:42:38 -0500
Message-Id: <a05200f07ba4a25dc3f72@[]>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, <public-evangelist@w3.org>
Cc: <f8dy@diveintomark.org>

At 20:03 +0000 2003-01-14, Jim Ley wrote:
>Unfortunately though, the role of the W3C is as you say to reach consensus
>within the Working Group, dissent from the public can be safely ignored (not
>even addressing the issues) and there's nothing the public can do but rant,
>the W3 Process does not have any responsibility to the public only to
>members.  In theory the public can raise issues which have to be addressed,
>but in reality these can be ignored without difficulty.  Engaging the public
>is difficult of course, but the W3 has to take public issues seriously, and
>needs a process to achieve this.  The current laissez-fair attitude to the
>process document, means that there's little the public can do often but
>Rant. *

That's definitely wrong :)

5.2.2 Last Call Working Draft

Entrance criteria. Before advancing a technical report to Last Call 
Working Draft, the Working Group must:

    1. fulfill the relevant requirements of the Working Group charter 
and those of any accompanying requirements documents, or document 
which relevant requirements they have not fulfilled;
    2. formally address all issues raised by Working Group 
participants, other Working Groups, the Membership, and the 
***PUBLIC*** about the Working Draft.

formally address is defined in
In the context of this document, a Working Group has formally 
addressed an issue when the Chair can show (archived) evidence of 
having sent a response to the party who raised the issue. This 
response should include the Working Group's resolution and should ask 
the party who raised the issue to reply with an indication of whether 
the resolution reverses the initial objection.

Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager

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