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Re: WG comments, Working Drafts, and Last Call -- clarification please?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:20:36 -0400
To: "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "Shelley Powers" <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ux89cm1dwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:03:31 -0400, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>  
wrote:

> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>  Personally, I think it's absurd that even though Sam knew this (as he  
>> mentioned it), he still decided to bother seeking out consensus on the  
>> publication of a Working Draft, rather than simply publishing it and  
>> letting us get on with discussing the technical issues independently.
>
> I do believe I could have done it, but as I said on 3 Aug[1], I  
> explicitly decided not to do so at that time.

And I think it was the right decision, Sam. It meant that we got some idea  
about how to reach consensus (even if it is a temporary one) and showed  
that the group can come to agreement on technical issues where honest and  
intelligent interpretations don't all lead to unanimity.

cheers

Chaals

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