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Re: ISSUE-19 html5-spec: HTML 5 specification release(s) due Feb 2008

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 01:12:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0712190008230.7645@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> [...] we get: 2007-11-26 + 3 months = 2007-02-26 for a deadline for 
> publication for the HTML 5 specification.
> 
> The W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee, sees no reason why this working group 
> should be excused further from the three-month heartbeat rule, and 
> further, encourages us to publish sooner if at all possible.

Cool. Since we are encouraged to publish sooner rather than later, and 
since there doesn't appear to be any reason for us not to publish 
immediately, I have prepared the document for Working Draft publication.

We already have Director approval, so all we need is the chair to record 
the decision expressed in this vote:

   http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/wd11spec/results

(I went through the "no" and "formally object" votes here:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Nov/0423.html

...and, as noted in that e-mail, I see no reason not to consider that to
be the group's decision to publish. You wrote that only formal objections 
would be enough to override a significant "yes" majority, and the one 
formal objection was that we hadn't agreed to the design principles as a 
group, something which this vote:

   http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/dprv/results

...suggests isn't actually true, and something which isn't a technical 
issue anyway. The only issue of a technical nature that was brought up 
as a blocker to publication was Nokia's request, which I have since 
addressed as they requested.)

So, Dan, if you could record that the vote above is indeed a decision to 
publish, then we can go ahead and publish and we might even be able to 
beat the W3C moratorium and publish by the end of the year!

Thanks in advance,
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