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Re: CR exit criteria and features at risk for HTML5

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 14:38:27 -0400
Message-ID: <502FE123.8040209@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 08/18/2012 02:33 AM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> On 8/17/2012 4:32 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> The "strict" version does allow publicly available betas and the
>>> like. I'm curious whether anyone supports allowing non-public or
>>> experimental builds. I'll also check whether those who suggested this
>>> feel strongly about it.
>> I think any publicly-available implementation should definitely count.
>>   If it's interoperable to the level we want, why should we care if the
>> implementer doesn't want to release it to all their users yet for some
>> reason, or labels it "experimental"?  Even if someone only implemented
>> it in a browser extension -- if it's an interoperable implementation,
>> it's an interoperable implementation.  The point is just to show that
>> it's interoperably implementable based on the spec, so any
>> implementation at all is fine.  But we should only count public
>> implementations, for the sake of transparency.
> They must be broadly available and distributed. I personally have four
> implementations of HTML5 Canvas; I do not consider my personal quorum to
> meet the bar for interoperable implementations, despite their open
> source and provable interop.

I think we need more than a bare assertion of a 'must' here.

We have descriptions of a strict and permissive option[1].  I would 
encourage anybody who wishes to advocate a third option provide 
equivalent level of detail.  In particular, a key factor in the 
discussion is an estimate for the amount of time it will take to meet 
the criteria being proposed.

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Aug/0190.html
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