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Re: Proposal to publish HTML5 and vocab specs

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 01:57:24 -0700
Cc: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <9FF11875-8AE8-40FF-8F49-C2590FD5D627@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Oct 27, 2009, at 7:12 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Jirka Kosek wrote:
>
>> Personally, I don't think that it was good idea to publish spec as
>> WHATWG last call when it is not ready to go to last call in W3C --  
>> this
>> will greatly confuse people. At the end of you blog entry you wrote
>> "...HTML5 is a joint effort of W3C and WHATWG groups..." -- I would
>> expect that in joint effort groups are working closely together and  
>> that
>> they synchronize their publication/review cycles as much as  
>> possible in
>> order to not confuse people.
>
> I don't understand.  I would think that having a document published  
> with a date at or beyond the WHATWG Last Call that clearly and  
> unambiguously states the W3C state of affairs would reduce rather  
> than increase confusion.

I agree that publishing a new Working Draft would be a good way to  
clarify the situation. I also think that, even though we have a way to  
go to resolve our issues, there's been a lot of useful progress and it  
would be helpful to publish again. I'd rather be ahead of the  
heartbeat requirement instead of butting up against the end of it.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:58:05 UTC

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