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DOM Parsing and Serialization: which W3C WG? [Was: Re: ISSUE-198: innerHTML-patent-policy - Chairs Solicit Proposals]

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:57:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4F4BEE45.6020904@nokia.com>
To: ext Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>, "Ms2ger @ Mozilla" <ms2ger@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 2/25/12 1:42 PM, ext Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> On Feb 24, 2012, at 4:22 PM, Tony Ross wrote:
>
>>
>> Apologies for missing the date here (been quite busy), though my 
>> interest in this topic hasn't changed.
>>
>> As I suggested when raising the issue, I'd like to see HTML5 
>> reference a DOM Parsing and Serialization specification in the W3C. 
>> This would restore the application of the W3C patent policy to 
>> innerHTML and related APIs. I've posted a basic change proposal to 
>> this effect: 
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/Reference_a_W3C_version_of_DOM_Parsing_and_Serialization 
>>
>
> One thing to note: publishing a new HTML WG draft can be done even 
> without a Change Proposal. However, Change Proposal or not, it 
> requires a willing editor. If someone is willing to edit this draft in 
> W3C space, we'll make sure they get CVS access and an opportunity to 
> bring it forward for FPWD. On the other hand, if there is no willing 
> editor, then a Change Proposal requiring creation of a new W3C draft 
> is not likely to succeed, because we cannot force someone to be a W3C 
> editor. It may thus help your case to first arrange for the draft to 
> be published by the HTML WG via finding a volunteer editor who sets up 
> an Editor's Draft. At that point I'd expect a change of references to 
> be totally uncontroversial.

During WebApps' 31-Oct-2010 TPAC meeting, the group agreed [1] DOM 
Parsing and Serialization [2] was in scope and Chaals added it as an 
explicit deliverable in the Draft charter that will soon be submitted to 
the AC for approval.

During that meeting Ms2ger expressed some interest in editing it in W3C 
space. Ms2ger - would you please clarify your intent with this spec 
vis--vis the W3C?

Additionally, Doug agreed to "ask the SVG WG for editors". Doug - what 
is the status of this action?

Anyhow, I don't have a strong opinion of which WG should take the lead 
here and if someone does, please speak up.

-Thanks, ArtB

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/10/31-webapps-minutes.html#item11
[2] http://html5.org/specs/dom-parsing.html


>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
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