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Re: Request for editing guidance

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:34:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4C0FECC5.1040703@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 06/08/2010 10:21 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>
> [I originally sent this request to the chairs privately, but in the
> interests of transparency I'm reposting it more or less unchanged to the
> public-html list.]

I'll confirm that we had a private conversation, and that what is posted 
below is substantially the same content as the private conversation.

I tried (unsuccessfully) to get Ian to actually respond to the decisions 
that were posted, but failing to do so and seeing commit 5001 come into 
my email, I started focusing on that.

Seeing the WG on the whole repeating much of this (and by that I mean 
reacting to what they imagine might have been the reason as opposed to 
what actually was said), I will merely request that people try actually 
respond to the actual decision, filing bug reports on the process and/or 
escallating as they see fit.

[snip]

> Other concrete examples:
>
> Why is ping="" out but hidden="" in?

I encourage people to read and respond to the following email from March:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0132.html

> Why is microdata in its own draft but class="" not?

I encourage people to read and respond to the following email from January:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jan/att-0218/issue-76-decision.html

For the tl;dr crowd, all you need to read is the final paragraph.  I 
encourage people to weigh for themselves how the factors mentioned in 
that paragraph apply to microdata and the class attribute.

> Why is postMessage() split out but showModalDialeg() not?
> Why is the 2D context interface out but ApplicationCache not?

I honestly can't answer that question.  No Work Group decision was made 
in either case.  People who are wondering this will need to ask the 
person who made that decision.  I encourage people to read and respond 
to the following email from Ian from January:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jan/0320.html

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:35:05 UTC

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