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Re: suggested wording for HTML WG charter about canvas and immediate mode graphics?

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:10:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4756CD5B.8010500@us.ibm.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Dan Connolly wrote:
> Chris, Julian,
> You said "yes" to:
> "Should a revised charter be reviewed by the W3C membership per section
> 5.3 Modification of an Activity of the W3C Process document?"
>  -- http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/tactics-gapi-canvas/results#xq2
> Note the request just below the question:
>   "If so, please suggest specific changes in a comment."
> Would you please suggest some specific changes that would satisfy you?
> Likewise, Sam, you wrote:
>   Please treat this answer as if it were "yes, but only if the
>   charter was modified first".
>   -- http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/req-gapi-canvas/results
> Please suggest a change that would satisfy you.

While I'm uncomfortable about rampant scope creep, and uncomfortable 
about a monolithic standard, I think that objections without 
constructive proposals should merely be noted and should not otherwise 
impede further progress.

> Note that since there isn't consensus to accept a
> canvas requirement, it's up to the chairs to figure out whether
> the question carries. I'd like to know if there's a straightforward
> charter change that will satisfy the dissenters while I'm thinking
> it over and talking it over with my co-chair in the next few days.

Given that there is evident widespread support for this feature, and no 
specific proposals to revise the charter have surfaced, I would like to 
amend my vote at this time to be an "abstain".

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:13:46 UTC

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