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Re: Begin discussions for pushing Last Call into 2010

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:54:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4A834812.7090707@burningbird.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Aug 12, 2009, at 2:42 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> OK, now I'm confused. According to Dan, I can't bring the issue up 
>> now, unless I have new information. That's cool, I understand. In 
>> which case, the only time I can bring it up, is when a decision has 
>> been made on the HTML 5 specification, which would be following Last 
>> Call. I could then bring it up as a Formal Objection. Even though I'm 
>> a member of the WG now, I wasn't when this decision was made, so I'm 
>> not acting in bad faith to object.
>> However, you're saying I can raise this as an issue now?
> I think it's not appropriate to reopen the issue - issues can only be 
> reopened based on new information, once they are closed. But if you 
> want to make a Formal Objection, it would be appropriate to do so now, 
> instead of waiting for Last Call.
> Regards,
> Maciej
That may be what Sam is suggesting -- to raise the issue now as a Formal 
Objection, not in the Issues database.

I can do that, but I thought Formal Objections normally came after a 
publication, and the HTML 5 spec is still only a Working Draft. But I 
could see how the vote was _a_ decision, and so a FO now would also be 

Sam, which do you want me to do? FO or Issues, and when? I want to make 
sure that what I do is done appropriately.

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