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Re: CfC: Publish eight heartbeat drafts as FPWDs

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:02:47 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <06CBB2A8-2BC0-4156-99BC-8022ABC71F44@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Sep 24, 2010, at 7:59 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Sam Ruby, Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:35:42 -0400:
>> On 09/15/2010 10:56 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish new revisions of the
>>> following documents in accordance with the Working Group Heartbeat
>>> requirements, with a publish date in early October:
>>> 
>>> HTML 5: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
>>> 
>>> HTML+RDFa: http://dev.w3.org/html5/rdfa/
>>> 
>>> HTML Microdata: http://dev.w3.org/html5/md/
>>> 
>>> HTML Canvas 2D Context: http://dev.w3.org/html5/2dcontext/
>>> 
>>> HTML: The Markup Language: http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/
>>> 
>>> HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines:
>>> 
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-xhtml-authoring-guide.html
>>> 
>>> HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives:
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
>>> 
>>> Additionally, and as we have done with previous republications of the
>>> HTML5 draft, the chairs would like to ask Anne to update the HTML5 diffs
>>> from HTML4 to reflect the latest changes.
>>> 
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/
>>> 
>>> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive
>>> responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Wednesday,
>>> September 22th, this resolution will carry.
>> 
>> Hearing no objections, the chairs will ask MikeSmith to work back 
>> with each of the document authors to prepare documents ready for 
>> publication.  The intent is to publish this set of drafts in early 
>> October.
> 
> I object to publishing the HTML5 spec and the Differences spec. 
> 
> Either the HTML5 spec must entirely drop the _vendor/vendor-- 
> attributes.
> Or the HTML5 spec must mark it as controversial - as well as link it to 
> the outcome of ISSUE-41.
> 
> If the _vendor/vendor-- attributes are not removed, then the 
> Differences author is requested to familiarize himself with the content 
> of the HTML5 spec, and - thereafter - to update the Differences 
> document with information about the _vendor/vendor-- extensibility 
> solution.
> 
> I am willing to file bugs, if the chairs think it is necessary.

The _vendor- mechanism existed in our previous heartbeat draft, published June 24: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html5-20100624/>. So it does not seem like a very good reason to hold publication on our new heartbeat round. That's in addition to the fact that the time for objections has passed, and the new set of heartbeat publications is already approved.

Anyone who objects to this content should avail themselves of the usual process for requesting changes to a draft.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 24 September 2010 17:03:56 UTC

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