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Re: Publishing a new draft (HTML5+RDFa)

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:33:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4A71E776.8080404@adida.net>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Sam Ruby wrote:
>> This is dangerous territory. I represent Creative Commons, which pays
>> W3C dues. As of a few days ago, I'm a member of the HTML WG (after
>> having been encouraged to join by you). How does anyone get to say that
>> my vote doesn't count? Who gets to decide who votes as a block? Does the
>> WHATWG vote as a block? Probably, and probably with a lot more sway than
>> any other group.
> 
> Ultimately, and in order: the chairs, the Interaction Domain Lead, and
> then the Director of the W3C.

Are you referring to my question "who gets to decide who votes as a
block?" I don't think *anyone* should get to decide. We have rules for
membership, and we should follow them. If the Director wants to override
a working group's vote, well okay that may be his prerogative, but the
public record should show the invididual votes, and the process until
then should be the same for all.

> I have stated that the WHATWG (note: WHATWG, not HTML WG) is operating
> under a CTR process.

I *was* talking about the HTML WG, and so were you when this discussion
was initially brought up:

"For better or worse, the HTML WG is operating under a CTR process."
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009May/0063.html

That's exactly what happened with micro-data: Ian made a proposal and
immediately integrated it into the spec. That's exactly what should
happen with HTML5+RDFa.

-Ben
Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:34:05 GMT

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