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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll - update 2

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 06:31:36 -0700
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-id: <7DE62ABB-BA44-4A3A-A155-88EEAC5C75DC@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Aug 2, 2009, at 4:03 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

>
> Recapping the current state, as I understand it.
>
> Ian has updated the current draft acknowledging that this is an  
> issue. His acknowledgment, and the surrounding text, has been worded  
> in a way that implies that the default will be obsolete, where John  
> would be satisfied if this were worded in a way that the default is  
> deprecated. Either way, it is still an open issue, and whichever way  
> the default may seem to be in August does not in any way constrain  
> the final outcome.
>
> If John removes his objection, and nobody else comes forward, then  
> there will be no remaining options, and therefore no poll.  If he  
> does not, there are two options:
>
>  1) Publish with @summary marked as obsolete
>  2) Publish with @summary marked as deprecated
>
> If the state does not change between now and tomorrow, I'm going to  
> instruct Mike to put forward such a poll, with the results to be  
> discussed in Thursday's call and a decision to be made there.

> The purpose of this email is to invite anybody who sees the state  
> differently than I do to correct me.

I don't see the state differently than you do, but I don't understand  
the poll options you listed enough that I could make an informed  
decision. Specifically, I don't understand if we will we just be  
voting on a wording change, or if there a substantive change implied.  
Not for lack of trying -- in my email discussion with John, I was  
unable to determine a substantive difference between "deprecated" as  
he understood it and the spec's current use of "obsolete", but he  
didn't say it's just a matter of word choice either.

I'd like to request wording for the poll options that is clear enough  
for WG participants to make an informed decision.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 13:32:21 GMT

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