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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll - update 2

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 17:56:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4A760B98.5000403@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
>> Given this information, there should be absolutely no confusion over 
>> what the poll is about.
> 
> I would like to request that when the vote is actually put up,

It will be a poll not a vote.

> there be a 
> clear statement about exactly what each option means in terms of what 
> edits I should make to the spec to match the resulting consensus.

I honestly don't know how much clearer John Foliot can be[1].

1) add @summary as a conformant attribute of the table element (4.9.2.1)

2) add explanation of @summary

3) provide cautionary message that @summary is under review and may be
made obsolete (aka class="XXX")

4) add example of @summary usage

5) remove @summary from 12.1 Conforming but obsolete features

> Ideally 
> this should say what the constraints are on the resulting text, so that I 
> still have editorial freedom in terms of how the requirements are actually 
> phrased, since the phrasing of individual requirements is sometimes 
> changed en bloc to address feedback regarding stylistic choices. (For 
> example, sometimes series of paragraphs are turned into tables, or common 
> phrases are factored out into common definitions.)

My read of John's objections is that is was not his intent to produce a 
fork, nor was it his intent to become an editor, but it was his intent 
to get these specific changes into this specific Working Draft.  Propose 
a draft that addresses John's concerns, and we can discuss that instead, 
and possibly not even have a poll at all.

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0080.html
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