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Re: Splitting out sections and submitting bugs (canvas, Microdata, et al) Re: Proposal to publish HTML5 and vocab specs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 17:25:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE87061.7030205@gmx.de>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Sam Ruby wrote:
> ...
>> I would remove my objection to another heart beat document if the
>> HTML5 author agrees not to make any additional changes to the document
>> that can't be specifically tied back to a change request or bug
>> entered into the W3C bug database. If the document is stable enough to
>> be a WhatWG document, there shouldn't be anything about the document
>> that is currently undergoing change _except_ for changes based on
>> feedback. And that feedback should be documented, formally.
>>
>> The changes should not be occurring because of loose discussions in
>> IRC, or hallways discussions when it comes to that. They shouldn't be
>> _just_ in the WhatWG database, either, or occurring spontaneously.
>> There should be a an accountability of changes to the document from
>> this moment on.
>>
>> Is this a fair request to make?
> 
> Unfortunately, I don't think it is.  I am certain that I could find a 
> half-dozen typos in the document at will at the present time.  I don't 
> believe that we need undue process for routine items.
> ...

 From my point of view, fixing strictly editorial issues would be 
totally ok.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:32:26 GMT

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