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Re: please add "work in progress" as appropriate to references

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 13:26:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0912111324190.29336@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Dan Connolly wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > [...]
> > This seems like busy-work, since the spec itself is in the same state, and
> > likely won't advanced further until all these dependencies are more stable.
> You know that, but I'm not confident that you've made it sufficiently 
> clear to your readers.

The spec's "status of this document" says:

# Implementors should be aware that this specification is not stable. 
# Implementors who are not taking part in the discussions are likely to find 
# the specification changing out from under them in incompatible ways. 
# Vendors interested in implementing this specification before it eventually 
# reaches the Candidate Recommendation stage should join the aforementioned 
# mailing lists and take part in the discussions.
# The publication of this document by the W3C as a W3C Working Draft does 
# not imply that all of the participants in the W3C HTML working group 
# endorse the contents of the specification. Indeed, for any section of the 
# specification, one can usually find many members of the working group or 
# of the W3C as a whole who object strongly to the current text, the 
# existence of the section at all, or the idea that the working group should 
# even spend time discussing the concept of that section.

Do you believe that adding "Work in progress" next to some of the 
references at the bottom of the spec is going to have more of an effect 
than the above?

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