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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:27:37 +0200
Message-ID: <4C67A4F9.40002@kosek.cz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:

> All of these rejections -- for both the field types and the keywords
> -- have been along lines that appear to me to be highly bureaucratic
> and not at all in the best interests of the Web. It seemed at times
> that the gatekeepers (plural: two separate people responded during the
> test of the registry) are more interested in applying theoretical
> policies than actually helping people either to avoid clashes with rel
> values or to increase interoperability in this space.

Well, I haven't time to follow all cited emails, just part of them. But
in the conversation I have read it seems completely natural from
"gatekeepers" to ask for reference to more stable and established
document in /TR space then to editor's snapshots on dev.w3.org or

You can call it highly bureaucratic and standards work is sometimes
really bureaucratic (but this is nothing compared to ISO ;-), but proper
referencing is vital part of each standard text, including registration
form for registry.


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