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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 01:36:43 -0700
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <31EB4609-D264-4D44-9FF0-8F477047C754@apple.com>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>

On Aug 15, 2010, at 1:27 AM, Jirka Kosek wrote:

> 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
> whatwg.org.
> 
> 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.

I'm curious what the process would be like for someone who is not already editing an on-topic W3C publication. What would be the recommended process for an individual or company that has invented a new rel value, but does not have the ability to edit anything on w3.org /TR space?

Regards,
Maciej
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