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Discrepancies in published drafts

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:03:13 -0400
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110720010313.GA7747@sonata.rednote.net>
I received a question today from a colleague who's reviewing the Last Call. It seemed useful to bring that question here. He writes:

"I note that starting with the "Working Draft 25 May 2011"
(http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/), taking the link to "single page HTML"
format goes to "Editor's Draft 15 July 2011", and the Overview (single
page HTML) version of that seems to lack all of section 3 and most of
section 4, etc.

"Is it safe to use the single page HTML edition for most tasks,
resorting to the multiple page version for content missing from the
former, and is it (as I assume) best to be working exclusively from the
July 15 Editor's Draft?"

I presume any omission is unintentional and will be addressed. However,
was it intended to publish newer drafts while the Last Call is still
open? Clearly, we've triggered caution in at least one outside reviewer.
What's the answer? The public call was issued against the May document.
Does it matter? It just doesn't seem tidy to me to have a more recently
dated edition linked from the older edition--especially during a Last
Call. Is that untidiness the worst of it? Or is there room for confusion
in the bug processing end here as well?

Janina



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