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editors comments in the W3C HTML5 specification

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:57:39 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTimpRKpVSdrM3tk+i63DPa=OUu63rA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
I don not believe the W3C HTML5 specification is a notebook for Ian to
scribble his personal opinions about changes he disagrees with.

The W3C HTML5 specification is being littered with comments by the
HTML5 editor,, these seem to appear whenever a working group decison
does not go his way,  for example:

[1]
<!-- The following paragraph is not included in the WHATWG copy
because it is wrong. For example, content models are not syntax. It's
also unnecessary. What kinds of things are conformance requirements is
explained in the previous section, which talks about RFC 2119. -->

[2]
<!--(the following is not included in the WHATWG spec for quality reasons)-->

[3]
<!--(there's no reason to convey <img> elements with alt="" text as
images to an AT)-->
<!--(none of the following six rows make any sense)-->

While i believe it is Ian hicksons right to add whatever comments he
likes to his whatwg specification, I do not believe such comments are
helpful or useful or correct in the the context of the W3C HTML5
specification.

I would ask Ian to remove such comments from the W3C HTML5
specification, if he is unwilling then I ask the chairs advice on how
to resolve this issue.


[1] http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5997&to=5998
[2] http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5995&to=5996
[3]http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5995&to=5996

-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
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