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Release "HTML Design Principles" as a W3C Working Draft

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:58:55 -0600
To: public-html-wg-announce@w3.org
Message-Id: <1195221535.7147.282.camel@pav>

Thanks to everyone who responded to the formal proposal
to publish the design principles draft, as well as
everyone who participated in other parts of the discussion.

While not all comments have been addressed to the satisfaction
of all working group participants, there is considerable
support for publication (51 "Yes, agree" responses, in particular).

There were two 'no' votes and one formal objection:

"No, the Design Principles as currently formulated make reference
to putative HTML 5 elements about which there is widespread
disagreement (<i> and (b>, to name but two). The Design Principles
should be cast in abstract language so as not to appear to lend
support to any particular putative HTML 5 feature, element, 
attribute, etc."

That seems to fall under the category of a comment on the document
that can be addressed in future drafts, not a critical reason
to continue to delay publication.

We are resolved, then, to release HTML Design Principles as
a W3C Working Draft.

Mike Smith will please work with Maciej Stachowiak
and Anne van Kesteren to get the document published
on http://www.w3.org/TR/


Dan Connolly and Chris Wilson, HTML WG chairs
Received on Friday, 16 November 2007 13:59:03 UTC

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