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clarification on Adobe Blocking

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:09:47 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271002120609g232e44ds3a72929e658f4164@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
At least two members of this team, Ian Hickson[1] and Anne van Kesteren[2],
representing Google and Opera, respectively, have been writing this morning
that Adobe is officially blocking publication of HTML5. This type of
communication could cause FUD among the community of users, and should be
addressed as soon as possible.

There was something in the minutes yesterday about a formal objection from
Larry Masinter [3], but the emails in this regard went to a protected email
list. However, Larry has discussed in the www-archive list[4], a publicly
accessible list, his objections to the publication of Microdata, the RDFa
document, and the Canvas 2D API, but not the HTML5 document, itself. And the
concerns I've read in this list have to do with charter and scope -- a
reasonable concern, I feel. Others of us have also expressed a similar
concern.

An unfortunate consequence of lumping multiple documents into one CfC is
that there is some confusion about when an action or objection is made
against one, it seems to be against all. Yet, and co-chairs, correct me if
I'm wrong, but we can object to any one of the documents, and it won't hold
up up the publications of the others. The lump CfC was a procedural short
cut, not an actual formal grouping.

As far as we know of, there is no Formal Objection blocking the publication
of HTML5...correct?

Shelley

[1] http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1265967771&count=1
[2] http://twitter.com/annevk/status/9002695479
[3] http://www.w3.org/2010/02/11-html-wg-minutes.html#item07
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Feb/0002.html
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