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Re: recognizing the HTML charter

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:43:06 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80808290543i3543a2f7pf8fdbc301637c2aa@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

Hi Anne,

> But the chairs are fine?

I would rather if there is an authority that it be 2 people rather
than 1, also these 2 people have constraints placed on their decisions
based on W3C process and decsions can be appealed (refer to the W3C
decsions policy).

> If that person does not do its job properly both the HTML WG and WHATWG have
> escape clauses. Neither has been needed so far, but we'll see how it works
> when we get there. (For this particular issue I believe there's still
> outstanding feedback Ian hasn't dealt with.)

yes as Ian noted himself recently:

"Sure, so long as I am editor, the chairs have the authority (and
responsibility) to override me if I make mistakes." [1]



[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0599.html

regards
stevef




2008/8/29 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:11:29 +0200, Steven Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> guess we believe more in argument and evidence than process.
>>
>> I also believe in argument and evidence, I just don't believe in ian
>> hickson being the sole decision maker of what constitues a valid
>> argument or reasonable evidence.
>
> But the chairs are fine?
>
>
>> Don't you think it is a  ironic that you talk about an 'appeal to
>> authority' in negative terms when the only way to get things into the
>> spec is to have one person make a judgement on the virtues of an
>> argument or evidence? The ultimate authority figure.
>
> If that person does not do its job properly both the HTML WG and WHATWG have
> escape clauses. Neither has been needed so far, but we'll see how it works
> when we get there. (For this particular issue I believe there's still
> outstanding feedback Ian hasn't dealt with.)
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
>



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