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Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-150, was: ISSUE-150 code-point-verbosity: Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:01:59 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=jh0Saq9bXwWDLf=90O3U1vGL2NvwXScTmq292@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org LIST" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> I find it difficult to fathom how potential errors introduced by the act of
> editing the spec could be put forward as a legitimate risk.

Well, it's a risk inherent in any change.  For a substantive change it
wouldn't be worthy of consideration, but when the gain is only
aesthetics, it's fair to bring even very small costs to the table.
"Waste of time" has also been raised as a cost of the proposal, which
also would not be worth considering for a change that had practical
impact, but IMO has to at least be considered here (with an eye to
staving off future disputes about aesthetics being brought to the
dispute resolution process).
Received on Sunday, 6 February 2011 19:02:52 UTC

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