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Re: minor copy edits needed in HTML 5 draft (control over /TR/html5/ )

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 01:20:55 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
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On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:13:49 +0200, Michael A. Puls II  
<shadow2531@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/18/07, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Oh I'd be happy to publish a snapshot to http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/,  
>> but that wasn't what was being requested.
> Yes, please. That would be awesome.

Seconded. Various stakeholders in the Web are slow to grasp the  
lightweight public development model. Others find working in English  
difficult. Both of these groups are often much better able to contribute  
usefully through a more structured process of releasing drafts from time  
to time, making proposals based on those drafts, and seeing a new draft  
some time later. Getting that to happen before last call is a good way of  
avoiding the endless last calls that can otherwise sap the energy of a  
group and of the editors.

There is no reason why we can't have the best of both worlds. If a comment  
comes on a 3-monthly TR draft that has been superseded by 30  
every-other-daily editor's drafts, it will not necessarily have been  
rendered irrelevant. And tracking changes across the TR drafts via a list  
of changes made, rather than relying on people following the firehose of  
information that the constant improvement cycle provides, is actually more  
helpful for many of those people.

This is actually a specific request I have received from several partners  
in Asia, who imagine that I have some influence over the process. I think  
it makes sense, and except for the chore of making the change list between  
each TR draft, which is a relatively small amount of additional work, I  
think the overhead is almost negligible and the value is large.



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