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Re: ready to publish "HTML5 differences from HTML4"?

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 17:54:45 -0500
Message-Id: <024DCE63-A35A-40AE-B81C-BD6A18789F47@robburns.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Correction to my earlier post:

On Jun 24, 2007, at 5:14 PM, Robert Burns wrote:

>> "overwhelming consensus" is a contradiction in terms, in W3C process.
>> In W3C process, if one person objects, there is not consensus. There
>> is no level of support sufficient to be called "consensus" as long
>> as objections remain.
>
> I have not really seen serious objections to including the  
> assistive technology semantics. Perhaps they occurred before I  
> arrived, but I've tried to diligently read everything that's passed  
> since I joined the working group.
>
>> It might be correct to say "the overwhelming majority of opinion"
>> or some such, but that would be based on a lack of information;
>> most WG members have not given their opinion. Perhaps
>> "the overwhelming argument that has been presented" is accurate.
>
> Is not "given an opinion" the same as "not given their opinion". My  
> understanding of WG rules was that an active objection needs to be  
> registered and a passive silence would not be counted as an objection.

I meant to say:

Is the fact that "most WG members have not given their opinion" the  
same as "objections remaining". My understanding of WG rules was that  
an active objection needs to be registered and a passive silence  
would NOT be counted as an objection.
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