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Change Proposals and FPWD Resolutions

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:53:06 -0800
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <CDDC6034-F5E0-433A-A43C-092FEF2C385F@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:53 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> I've asked my fellow co-chairs to help provide a ruling on part of  
> this issue. Specifically, I think the question is whether adopting  
> Manu's proposal would imply an automatic resolution by the Working  
> Group to publish a First Public Working Draft of the split spec, or  
> if a separate FPWD resolution would be required. After thinking  
> about it, I can see arguments both ways. I can understand that this  
> would affect many people's willingness to support Manu's proposal,  
> so we should settle on an answer to this one way or the other. I  
> expect future Change Proposals may also call for splits, so it would  
> be good to clear this up for the future as well.

The Chairs have discussed the matter and we came to the following  


Manu's Change Proposal does not, as currently written, imply automatic  
FPWD for a split out Microdata spec, because it does not specifically  
mention the publication of a new Working Draft in the Summary or  

If a future Change Proposal asked for a new Working Draft explicitly,  
possibly in addition to spec changes, then we would consider the  
Working Group adopting that Change Proposal to be equivalent to an  
FPWD resolution.

We suggest that Manu should update his Change Proposal to explicitly  
ask for publication of a new Working Draft for Microdata if that was  
his intent.

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