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Re: Last Call decision poll formal objection

From: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:21:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4DD3ABD0.9070008@ninebynine.org>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
CC: "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, "Philippe Le Hegaret (plh@w3.org)" <plh@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Maciej Stachowiak (mjs@apple.com)" <mjs@apple.com>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
I'm a little puzzled here... I haven't been active in W3C process for a while, 
but I understood that consensus calls were supposed to be checkable after the 
event.  And I didn't realize there was a formal publication process required to 
create a stable copy of an editor's draft.

If the approach you are following is considered normal W3C process (I find the 
process document isn't clear on this), then I will withdraw my objection, on the 
basis of your assurance that the given stable link will work and will reflect 
the current document.

(But my preference would be (a) to publish a stable document with a working 
"This version" link, then (b) to make a call for consensus that it be last-called.)

#g
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Paul Cotton wrote:
> 
> 
> Your vote on the Last Call decision poll states:
> 
>  
> 
>  > The dated link given for "this version" (i.e. 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110524/) is broken, so there is no 
> stable URI reference to this specific version for discussion or later 
> reference.
> 
>  
> 
> The dated link is NOT stable since we are in the process of preparing 
> the documents to be published.  The link you quote will be the stable 
> URI of the eventual Last Call document IF the poll is successful.  The 
> Last Call decision poll is only planned to last for one week and we were 
> not expecting that we would need to publish the candidate documents with 
> stable URIs just for the poll.
> 
>  
> 
> As I suggested to Roy Fielding [1] if your vote on the decision poll 
> requires that you reference material in the Editorís drafts that are 
> referenced in the poll I suggest that you reference the material by 
> Section number.
> 
>  
> 
> Please let me know if you require any further information or explanation 
> on this matter.
> 
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> 
> /paulc
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> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011May/0210.html
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> Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
> 
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> 
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