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Re: Extensibility for constraints and registry

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:20:52 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kxaJWOT0=jnJt+qwsiZCgK4Kf6qt28VDr0XxxGMt2dhA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: public-media-capture@w3.org, Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
On 26 Nov 2013 06:30, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> * Martin Thomson wrote:
> >On 25 November 2013 02:08, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
> >> I don't recommend it.
> >
> >I think that Dom is pointing out that the W3C analogue of "IETF
> >review" is appropriate here, and draws the conclusion that updating
> >specs isn't impossible, even outside of this group (when we ultimately
> >disband, others can take over).  I'm not 100% sure that this is the
> >bar we need here, but it certainly seems to be the case that open
> >season isn't going to get us sensible results.
> Dominique's proposal is "Expert Review" with Tim Berners-Lee as the
> Designated Expert under a process as determined by Tim Berners-Lee.

Have you even discussed this with Tim? He might have a different process in
mind. Has any W3C employee been asked to provide a suggestion for an
appropriate process for registering new constraints?

> "IETF review" is completely different from that. Anyone can publish
> an Internet-Draft, no membership or other fees required, no need to
> convince any Working Group to accept a proposal, and whether a pro-
> posal finds consensus is not ultimately determined by one person.

Even for mime type registrations, there is a requirement on what the spec
for a new like type has to include and what format the name is allowed to
have. I don't think we have reached that level of understanding of
constraints yet. Is like to get us there before we put a process and
registry in place.


> If "IETF review" would be appropriate here, then the Working Group,
> by all means, should use that.
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