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HTML Design Principles Review

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:55:59 -0700
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi everyone,

I've started reviewing the various feedback on the HTML Design  
Principles draft <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ 
DesignPrinciplesReview>. Here's my plan for organizing review:

1. Cleanup of existing draft. I started by removing the disputed  
section. I will also make some minor changes for grammar cleanup and  

2. Create wiki page for collecting feedback. I put a new page on the  
wiki here for collecting feedback <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/DesignPrinciplesReview 
 >. See below for how to best provide feedback.

3. Remove content from existing page <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples 
 > and classify it on the feedback page. I will drop parts of that  
page where the relation to the design principles document is unclear,  
or where there is no justification for the suggested change.

4. Search the mailing list for past feedback and record it.

5. Make changes in response to feedback. In some cases I may start an  
email thread to gather opinions on a certain point.

How to provide review comments:

I will do my best to track down the existing review feedback on the  
wiki and in email. For new feedback please do the following:

- Send a message to <public-html@w3.org> with [HDP] at the start of  
the subject line. I might miss emails in other threads that offer  
design principles review, but I'll make sure to look at everything  
marked [HDP].

- Please make sure your message contains the following:
     a. Which principle or principles you are addressing (or none, if  
your comment is about introductory text or the like).
     b. What change you would like made.
     c. The reasoning behind your change.
     d. Whether your request is in your opinion an editorial change, a  
substantive change (changes the meaning of the principle  
significantly), a request to drop one of the principles in the draft,  
or a request to add a new principle to the draft.

- Before suggesting to remove a principle, please try to find ways  
that it could be re-worded to remove your objections to it. I would  
rather fix the principles we have now than throw them out, if possible.

- Before suggesting to add a principle, please try to make sure your  
request isn't covered by existing principles.

- Optionally, link the resulting discussion thread on the wiki in the  
appropriate section with a summary of arguments for and against.

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