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Request to halt the heartbeat publication of HTML5 WG Draft

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 21:48:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4C0EF2DC.9080202@intertwingly.net>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
The change cited below adds the following to the WHATWG draft:

+   <li>The W3C version omits a paragraph of implementation advice for
+   political reasons.</li>

And the following to the W3C draft:

+  <p>The specification published by the WHATWG is not identical to
+  this specification. The main differences are that the WHATWG version
+  includes features not included in this W3C version: some features
+  have been omitted as they are considered part of future revisions of
+  HTML, not HTML5; and other features are omitted because at the W3C
+  they are published as separate specifications. There are also some
+  minor differences. For an exact list of differences, please see the
+  WHATWG specification.</p>

To have the W3C specification refer readers to another specification for 
an exact list of differences, and to have that other specification
indicate that the omission was due to political reasons is intolerable.

At this time, I am asking that the upcoming heartbeat publication of the 
HTML5: A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML Working Draft 
be halted until one or both are corrected.

Short background:

A number of people objected to a paragraph on image analysis heuristics, 
and as such, we asked for rationale for this paragraph.  Receiving 
rationale for the removal of this paragraph and receiving no rationale 
for its retention, we made a decision that the contents of this 
paragraph get removed from this document and requested that it be 
incorporated into the UUAG draft.

As long as the WHATWG draft is used as a vehicle to discredit the W3C, 
then we will insist that all references to the WHATWG specification be 
removed from the W3C specification.

Full background can be found here:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/66
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-66-objection-poll/results
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0001.html
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9835
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/track/actions/46

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/introduction.html#is-this-html5?
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/spec.html#status-of-this-document

- Sam Ruby and Paul Cotton
(Maciej is on vacation)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Bug 9835] Remove image analysis
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 05:55:22 +0000
From: bugzilla@jessica.w3.org
To: rubys@intertwingly.net

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9835

--- Comment #3 from contributor@whatwg.org  2010-06-05 05:55:22 ---
Checked in as WHATWG revision r5101.
Check-in comment: Remove a paragraph from the W3C version by request of the
chairs. Add a list of differences between the versions of the spec to the
WHATWG version now that there's more than a few. Add a paragraph to the W3C
version mentioning this. Make it easier to keep track of what is in what
version of the spec when editing.
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5100&to=5101

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