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Re: @headers issue resolved - allowing a td to be referenced by a header to be in the HTMl5 spec.

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:47:09 +0100
Message-ID: <48BAA0DD.9070102@cam.ac.uk>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> James Graham wrote:
>> ...
>> The decision making process in the charter specifically documents how 
>> to break that cycle. The first requirement is to demonstrate that 
>> there is a need to do so.
>> ...
> 
> I think it was pretty clear that there was a need to.
> 
> The discussion had been going on for a long time, and there was no 
> visible progress on it. So it appears to me that the chairs were right 
> in trying to get progress on this issue.

In this case the feedback cycle looked like this

Initial draft -- Lots and lots of feedback -- New draft including @headers -- 
More feedback

It's not clear to me why making a decision now before the second "redraft" stage 
of the cycle makes sense. It would make more sense if the editor had made a 
change, people were still unhappy, but felt that they had already presented all 
their arguments. If there is a real need to speed up the redrafing of this 
section, I think it is possible to ask the editor to prioritize it; as far as I 
am aware that has not occurred.

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