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Re: Reference to the HTML specification

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:43:07 -0700
Message-ID: <4E3C2BAB.60507@jumis.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
CC: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 8/5/2011 9:23 AM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>> >>  It should be left to the editor's (or working group) discretion as to which spec they cite regardless of the reason.
>> >
>> >  And one of the role of the W3C staff is to ensure proper coordination
>> >  between the various Working Groups at the W3C. I'm pointing out we are
>> >  being inconsistent,
> I'm still not sure what the problem is. It seems like the problem is
> that some people feel the citing a WHATWG spec is "disrespectful" of
> the HTML WG. I think we should get on with making the best possible
> technology for our fellow humans and not get so caught up with who is

There have been chair decisions which the WHATWG does not follow, many
of them having to do with accessibility requirements. By continuing to link
to the WHATWG spec as a primary source, during such fractures in consensus,
it undermines the decision processes of the w3c.

Linking to in the mailing list can be helpful, but making it a primary 
source
in w3c standards documents has some difficulties. We all do our best to 
regain
consensus, to come to an agreeable solution. Using the W3C specs to link-out
of the process isn't the right way to approach things.
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