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Re: ISSUE-41: decentralized-extensibility - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:12:44 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <DD990205-4E09-4D78-804F-AE07A74A6D59@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleypowers@burningbird.net>

On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:58 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> "Decentralized Extensibility"
>>
>> This issue has been open nearly two years, and there has been much  
>> discussion. It was originally raised before the current decision  
>> policy went into effect. While our drafts include a number of  
>> extensibility mechanisms, there have been many suggestions for  
>> additional extensibility mechanisms. Some WG members have expressed  
>> their eagerness to write up their ideas more formally and move  
>> forwad on this issue. Per the decision policy, at this time the  
>> chairs would like to solicit volunteers to write Change Proposals.
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/41
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#escalation
>>
>> If no Change Proposals are written by March 23, 2010 this issue  
>> will be closed without prejudice.
>>
>
> Where does the change proposal/submission[1] by Tony Ross fit into  
> this Chair solicitation?
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/att-1216/MicrosoftDistributedExtensibilitySubmission.htm

If Tony wants to revise his document and submit it as a Change  
Proposal for this issue, then we will accept his submission.

As currently written, I believe Tony's proposal does not meet the  
formal criteria for Change Proposals. There is no clearly identified  
summary or rationale (while the proposal does have rationale for "Why  
Distributed Extensibility Matters", it does not have rationale for the  
specific proposal in the spec).

It also does not seem to have the level of detail that we would  
ideally like to see for Change Proposals on this issue. For example,  
the necessary changes to parsing and document conformance are not  
spelled out.

The Chairs would be happy to see a revised version of Tony's proposal  
submitted as at least one of the proposals for this issue.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 03:13:18 UTC

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