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ISSUE-139 no-change CP

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:34:16 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-html@w3.org
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Summary: No change because it's a waste of time.

Rationale: All the specs that are generated from the WHATWG source 
document share an acknowledgement section, with a single list of names 
and some additional thanks. If we move just a part of those thanks to 
another document, it just wastes my time (I'd have to create special code 
in the spec generator to create an ack section just for the microdata 
spec, etc) without doing anything to improve any of the specs. The 
microdata spec would still have to refer to the HTML spec in the W3C space 
for the complete acks, since I haven't kept track of who contributed to 
what. All in all, filing this bug, escalating the bug, having the chairs 
and the editor have to think about this topic, etc, is just a complete 
waste of time and serves to do nothing but delay actually important stuff 
that could actually improve the Web. The section we're talking about here 
is the epitome of what should be left up to the editor's discretion.

Details: Leave the acknowledgements section up to the editor.

Impact: Absolutely none whatsoever, regardless of what we change.

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