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Re: CfC: Publish HTML5 Microdata as First Public Working Draft and a new HTML5 Working Draft

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:14:10 -0800
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <DAE65DF9-D80C-4C46-A036-0D9E7AE37726@apple.com>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>

On Jan 10, 2010, at 9:00 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:

> On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 07:12:56 +0100, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive  
>> responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday,  
>> January 24, this resolution will carry.
>
> Given that there are objections, what is the procedure?


A Working Draft does not require consensus, and it seems like this one  
has a lot of support, and does meet the "at least 3 independent  
contributors" standard. In general, for an FPWD resolution with some  
objections but also significant support, the chairs could proceed in  
one of several ways:

1) Ask objectors (either privately or publicly) to consider  
withdrawing their objections.
2) Ask for revisions to the draft that would remove objections --  
that's assuming any of the objectors have described changes that would  
remove their objection.
3) Decide to proceed notwithstanding objections.
4) Decide to hold off and raise the matter again in the future.

Currently we have two objections that have not been withdrawn.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 11 January 2010 13:14:45 GMT

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