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Re: CfC: Publish HTML5 Edition for Web Authors as First Public Working Draft

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:13:22 +0300
To: HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1307538802.2311.8.camel@shuttle>
On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 14:52 -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish the First Public Working
> Draft (FPWD) of the HTML5 Edition for Web Authors spec:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/author/
> 
> Note that the result of the CfC[1] on issue-59[2] the WG previously 
> decided maintain this document.  What was overlooked at the time was 
> publishing it[3].

I object to publishing this as a normative document unless there's
Status of the Document text explaining that in the case this document
and HTML5 proper disagree, the full HTML5 spec governs.

I support publication if such text is included.

I think it would be ideal if the text also encouraged discrepancies to
be filed as bugs.

The following text or a substantially similar formulation would remove
my objection:
"This document is an automated redaction of the full HTML5
specification. As such, the two documents are supposed to agree on
normative matters concerning Web authors. However, if the documents
disagree, this is a bug in the redaction process and the unredacted full
HTML specification takes precedence. Readers are encouraged to report
such discrepancies as bugs in the bug tracking system of the HTML WG."

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Wednesday, 8 June 2011 13:13:54 UTC

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