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Re: Whoah There, Turbo (and market share threshold, and charter changes)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 14:27:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0703151425540.23123@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> But actually, why the team made this decision *is* public.
> 
>  "We strongly object to the 10% market share threshold in the
>  Success Criteria."
>   -- Apple's advice to W3C,
>   quoted in the webkit weblog January 17th, 2007
>   http://webkit.org/blog/?p=89
> 
> The comments include additional discussion.

...which suggest a change to a total of 10%, not a removal of the entire 
criteria -- indeed, at one point the charter did say a total 10%, which 
was reviewed by the Webkit team, and everyone involved agreed was better.


> When we actually do make a request for Proposed Recommendation status, I 
> still hope we will have a compelling argument, based on widely used 
> statistics, that the spec is compatible with existing practice.

My concern is that when we go to PR, despite _not_ having wide support, we 
will still make that claim. As happened with XHTML, for example.

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