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consensus and last call

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:10:21 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80906240310v7ceee01eyb33bb4bd52d00b50@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Hi sam,
in your post HTML reunification [1] you wrote:

"The current draft hasnít been built based on consensus, and this
needs to be resolved prior to Last Call."

Is this still your position and if so, do you have plans to rectify
this situation?

"The goal here is not to repeat the exercise where people present use
cases and continue to have the HTML working group be a gatekeeper and
king maker and sole determinant as to which features are permissible
and which are not in the open web."

This I think is still the current state of affairs. How close to the
projected last call date do we have to be before changes are made (if
they are made) to how the HTML working group conducts business?

note: in the second quote you refer to the "HTML working group" as
being the gate keeper. I think that the HTML wg chairs are currently
the gatekeepers (ie the editors) gatekeeper and will remain so until
participation in the working group is more than just arguing against
one person who has control over the content of the html 5
specification.

[1] http://intertwingly.net/blog/2009/04/08/HTML-Reunification

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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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