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Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-91: Removing the aside Element

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 17:03:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4C06D517.5050302@burningbird.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
I'm not speaking for Larry, but I read the phrase "I'm not *strongly* 
opposed..." to be about the concept of this type of element, not the 
specific element.

In other words, my read is he's not adverse to this type of element 
being in the spec, BUT if what we have in the spec now is controversial, 
or will inhibit interoperability, then remove it should be removed. Not 
to do so could impede progress on the spec, if not now, then later.

He then provided additional rationale for his objection: the existing 
elements do not have a transition plan, nor is there any discussion 
about fallback, for browsers that don't support HTML5.

He, like so many of us, didn't know that we were supposed to include the 
words, "I strongly object..." to the proposal we didn't agree with. That 
this phrase is the key to the decision process.

We missed the memo.

Shelley
Received on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 22:03:40 GMT

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