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Re: Revert request for r6783

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 02:14:16 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnpgP0gwOTjCAMUJxUvWp7=-PyoM1a1sSVNBs3=89MQSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Maciej Stachowiak (mjs@apple.com)" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson (ian@hixie.ch)" <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "philipj@opera.com" <philipj@opera.com>, "E.J. Zufelt <everett@zufelt.ca> (everett@zufelt.ca)" <everett@zufelt.ca>, Eric Eggert <w3c@yatil.de>, Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, "Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org)" <plh@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
Dear Chairs,

Please advise the working group as to when the <time> element will be
restored to the HTML5 specification.

What is the impediment to the reverting of the change r6783?  The editor is
actively responding to bugs [1], so I cannot imagine any reason this change
has been made other than the editor has willfully ignored the instruction
to make the change.

In which case it is the duty of the W3C team to make the change on behalf
of the working group, please advise as to the status of this action.

I suggest the appearance of intransigence in resolving this issue only
serves to undermine community faith in the W3C's stewardship of HTML.

[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12393#c10


On 3 November 2011 21:08, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:

> The Chairs have received multiple requests to revert change r6783.
> This change is related to bug 13240 [1] which was never sent to the HTML
> WG since it used a possibly incorrect Bugzilla component.  Since WG members
> were NOT notified of the creation of this bug the Chairs have decided that
> this change should be subject to the Enhanced Change Control rules in the
> WG Decision Policy [2]:
> "Therefore during a pre-LC review, or during a Last Call, feature
> additions or removals should only be done with sufficient prior notice to
> the group, in the form of a bug, a WG decision, or an on-list discussion.
> This applies only to LC-track drafts and does not apply to drafts that may
> include material for future versions of HTML."
> We therefore ask for a revert of this change to be completed no later than
> the end of day on Tuesday 8th of November.  If this revert is not complete
> by that time, we will instruct W3C staff to make this change.
> In addition the Chairs plan to change the component of bug 13240 so that
> it is considered to be a Last Call bug on the HTML5 specification.   The
> Chairs also plan to add the TrackerRequest keyword to the bug so that it
> immediately becomes a Last Call WG issue(s).  Therefore we direct the HTML5
> Editor to NOT process this bug further until the WG reaches a decision on
> the WG issue(s).  We note as well that this topic was on the agenda of
> today's WG F2F meeting [3].
> /paulc
> On behalf of HTML WG Chairs
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13240
> [2]
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v2.html#enhanced-cc
> [3] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/TPAC2011
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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