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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:00:04 -0800
Message-Id: <9D3BFDE4-A242-449C-A520-F35A9EBCC270@apple.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>, Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>

On Jan 25, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:

> Ian,
> While I agree that the W3C should change as the world changes  
> within it, process changes at W3C aren't something that occur just  
> because you or I have a particular opinion about what process  
> changes should occur. I encourage you to read the process document,  
> particularly the section about how decisions are made: http:// 
> www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#Consensus. Maybe  
> these sections can be changed in the future, but until those  
> changes occur, WGs should follow W3C rules, not Ian's opinions (or  
> anyone else's opinion) about what the rules should be.
I think it would be difficult to claim there was consensus in this  
case, even consensus among working group members. It's not even clear  
to me there was consensus among members present, since Anne is  
objecting to the decision ex post facto. I agree there needs to be  
some kind of resolution if no consensus emerges naturally, but if the  
decision is to be by straw poll I think it would be better to do it  
in public with reasons for the decision stated.

As a WG member I can read the minutes and even from those it is not  
clear there was even rough consensus on the new names.

Received on Saturday, 27 January 2007 05:00:23 UTC

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