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Re: The harm that can come if the W3C supports publication of competing specs

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:03:17 -0800
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <01ED5931-2C25-48FB-A066-539CBA143A20@apple.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

On Jan 16, 2010, at 12:03 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> 
> I do think we should make it abundantly clear for ALL our FPWDs that they are NOT recommendations, NOT necessarily calls for implementation and NOT "standards".  This has been a major issue of confusion in the past with all sorts of half-baked W3C stuff, whether it competes with other W3C stuff or not.

I agree. The Chairs are working on updating the Working Group's home page. One thing I want to see is a list of all our active publications, and a clear indication of their status. Filed <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8770>. Anyone else should feel free to file bugs against our Web site.

Regards,
Maciej

P.S. I'm letting this thread continue for now, since it affects a pending decision. But I'm asking everyone to be extra careful not to devolve into flaming, since this can be a touchy topic. Please, everyone, try to avoid undue repetition or anything that shades into personal attacks.
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