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controversial issue candidates in issues 1-15

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:44:55 -0700
Message-id: <231EE84E-62B3-4883-B064-4D515D8573DB@apple.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>

I'm reviewing the set of open issues. So far I have gone through  
issues 1-15, and I suggested (in separate emails) that many could be  
closed. The following seem like they would match the criteria for  
"controversial" issues, since they have been open a long time, have  
caused much debate, and remain open:

ISSUE-1: PINGPOST - hyperlink auditing requires use of unsafe HTTP  
method
ISSUE-2: PINGUI - Practicability of UI requirements for hyperlink  
auditing
ISSUE-4: html-versioning - HTML Versioning and DOCTYPEs
ISSUE-7: video-codecs - codec support and the <video> element

There is also a special case:
ISSUE-14: aria-role - Integration of WAI-ARIA roles into HTML5

I believe everyone agrees that the correct resolution is to integrate  
ARIA, but that is currently blocked on decisions by the PFWG. I don't  
think it would be meaningful or productive to label this issue as  
"controversial", rather, the HTML WG should make a formal request to  
PFWG to expedite the resolution of their pending issue.


I make no judgment on whether spec changes are needed to resolve any  
or all of these. There has been enough dispute over these issues that  
I don't feel comfortable suggesting them for summary closure.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 05:45:36 GMT

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