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Re: Technical Parity with W3C HTML Spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 18:14:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1006261807170.22642@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 26 Jun 2010, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On 06/26/2010 12:14 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > > > Out of interest, with whom and where would a formal discussion of 
> > > > the reverse take place? e.g. if the WHATWG wanted to request a 
> > > > change in the W3C HTML WG spec?
> > > 
> > > The process starts with opening a bug, per:
> > > 
> > > http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html
> > 
> > That's the process for a working group member to request a change from 
> > the editor (and later, if escalated, the chairs). That's not what I 
> > was asking though. I mean what would the contact point be for a 
> > cross-working-group decision to request a change that contradicts a 
> > working group decision?
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#WGAppeals

That appears to be the process for a working group member (the document 
says "group participants") to request a change from Tim, bypassing the 
working group altogether. That, again, is not what I was asking. I am 
asking for the contact point for a cross-working-group decision to request 
a change that contradicts a working group decision.

Are you saying that there is no way for the WHATWG to request a change 
from the HTMLWG, as part of persuing convergence, short of having someone 
in the WHATWG join the HTMLWG and follow the W3C's internal processes?

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