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Re: Fwd: Chair’s decision to reopen ISSUE-30

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:13:04 +0100
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110302171304848120.ce925ddf@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Sam,

Thanks for question. Given this new development and your explanation 
below, I hereby withdraw my Formal Objection.

With regards,
Leif Halvard Silli


Sam Ruby, Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:48:42 -0500:
> Leif,
> 
> Now that issue-30 is reopened based on new information, I was 
> wondering if you would be willing to voluntarily withdraw your Formal 
> Objection[1] to the previous decision?  Doing so would not restrict 
> your ability to raise a Formal Objection on any decision that may be 
> made on this issue in the future, nor would it even preclude you from 
> making substantially the same objections to such a decision, should 
> you feel that such objections still apply.
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/0241.html

> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Chair’s decision to reopen ISSUE-30
> Date: 	Wed, 2 Mar 2011 14:59:23 +0000
> From: 	Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
> To: 	public-html@w3.org <public-html@w3.org>
> CC: 	laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>,
> public-html-a11y@w3.org <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Sam Ruby
> (rubys@intertwingly.net) <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak
> (mjs@apple.com) <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org)
> <plh@w3.org>, Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org) <mike@w3.org>
> 
> 
> 
> Per the W3C process [1], the Chairs may reopen a decision when presented
> with new information. In the case of the decision regarding ISSUE-30
> (longdesc), the decision itself specifically cites [2] "use cases that
> specifically require longdesc" as an example of new information that we
> were seeking.
> 
> The chairs have received [3] a request to reopen this decision based on
> new information. While we are skeptical that some portions of this does
> not meet the bar (e.g., "new research"), we feel that the New Formal Use
> Cases Requiring Longdesc [4] do in fact merit consideration by the wider
> work group.
> 
> The Chairs therefore reopen ISSUE-30 as a Last Call issue.
> 
> As these use cases clearly took considerable time to prepare -- and we
> commend the thoroughness of this analysis -- we feel it is important
> that the Working Group be given adequate time to evaluate this data, and
> potentially either rebut it or prepare Alternate Change Proposals based
> on this new information. At this time we expect to issue a call for such
> proposals in May when we have made more progress to getting the current
> HTML5 specifications into Last Call.
> 
> Paul Cotton
> 
> on behalf of the HTML WG co-chairs
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies#WGChairReopen.

> 
> [2]
> 
> 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/att-0112/issue-30-decision.html

> 
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0394.html

> 
> [4]
> 
> 
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc#New_Formal_Use_Cases_Requiring_longdesc

> 
> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 
> 17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
> 
> Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329
> 
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