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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:55:05 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f0901270255g5dc295f5pb5dcfef0a375d51a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> We do need to decide if and how to split up the spec. But I didn't see the
>> previous discussion getting us there.
>
> The way I'd like to proceed is based on concrete issues raised against
> concrete proposals.  The devil truly is in the details.  The wider and
> earlier that such reviews can take place, the sooner we can get all this
> behind us.

I guess Mikes draft counts as one such proposal. It would definitely
be nice to have some ground rules for what such a proposal should
contain (such as a description of what the draft is intended to
contain, not to contain, problems it solves, target audience, if the
proposal is intended to be published in addition to, or instead of
parts or the whole of the current draft, etc), and how feedback to
such a proposal is collected.

Personally I think it makes more sense to come to some sort of
agreement that we should proceed with a proposal before we publish
anything as a WD and spend resources on reviewing and editing the
details of the proposal. I definitely don't think we should count on
getting consensus before proceeding with publishing, a group our size
is unlikely to come to consensus on anything. However some sort of
agreement I think we need to strive for.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 10:55:46 UTC

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