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ISSUE-4: html-versioning & ISSUE-84: legacy-doctypes - Chairs solicit Alternate Proposals

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:47:02 -0800
Message-id: <2DC550A7-DD3B-4EC3-A8BA-1ED60515B360@apple.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
"HTML Versioning and DOCTYPEs"
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/4

"Should spec discourage use of 'legacy' doctypes?"
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/84

The current status for these issues:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-004
http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-084

- We have a Working Group draft that does not have any explicit  
versioning mechanism.
- We have a Change Proposal to allow a greatly extended doctype  
syntax, including an allowance for versioning:
   <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jan/0015.html>
- We have a Counter-Proposal that suggest no change to the doctype for  
versioning:
   <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0718.html>

At this time the Chairs would also like to solicit alternate Change  
Proposals, in case anyone would like to advocate a different change  
than the specific ones in any of the existing Change Proposal.

Note: Larry has asked for time to revise his Change Proposal. In  
addition, the TAG would like to provide input on this issue, and has  
asked to have until their March 26th face-to-face meeting to do so.  
Revisions to any of the already-submitted proposals during the  
alternate proposal period are welcome and encouraged. We have also  
made the period for alternate proposals slightly longer than the  
customary month, to ensure that the TAG has a chance to provide their  
input.

Otherwise, if no additional alternate proposals are received by March  
30rd, 2010, we will proceed to a decision based on the currently  
submitted Change Proposals.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 01:47:35 GMT

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