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Fw: an error and anomaly on HTML WG home page

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 19:44:49 +0100
To: public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org, chris.wilson@microsoft.com
Message-Id: <20080703184202.M87250@hicom.net>

correcting malformed eddresses - one individual and one a public list

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From: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
To: mike@w3.org,connolly@w3.org,chris.wilson@w3.org
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Subject: an error and anomaly on HTML WG home page

1. under the "Phone Meetings" section of the HTML WG's home page, 
it still states:

<quote cite="http://www.w3.org/html/wg/#telcon">

Teleconferences happen Thursdays; to facilitate participation from the 
Americas, Europe, and Asia, the time alternates between 4pm Los Angeles 
time and 12noon Boston time.
</quote>

since this is no longer the case, this needs to be fixed...

2. there is still no valid resource for the value defined for the cite 
attribute for the BLOCKQUOTE used in

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/#issues

the @cite value should point to an external reference from which the
quoted text is extracted, otherwise, the BLOCKQUOTE is being used 
invalidly, as HTML 4x EXPRESSLY forbade use of BLOCKQUOTE for 
formatting, and if there is not a valid resource at the location
specified by @cite...

yes, i realize that the BLOCKQUOTE currently does cite an extant page:

cite="tracker-criteria.txt"

but it does so using a relative, rather than absolute URI, which is 
otherwise the practice followed elsewhere on the HTML WG's home 
page...

in regards the cited document:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker-criteria.txt

that page has no ADDRESS, no credits, no date-stamp, no reference to a 
documented decision, and no content except for 3 anonymous paragraphs 
without so much as a link-back to the HTML WG home page and W3C space 
-- how is one supposed to know that the contents of this plain text 
page-lette is WG policy?  it is not signed, nor endorsed by anyone, 
and does not contain any contact information, which is why i am 
addressing this primarily to the chairs and staff contact but also to
the issue tracker list...

gregory.
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