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Re: are decisions on what get merged into HTML5 made behind closed doors?

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:13:39 -0500
Message-ID: <50BCA583.6010502@intertwingly.net>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
On 12/03/2012 05:00 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>
> Hi Chairs,
>
> The following statement was made recently [1]:
>
>   "HTMLWG has two very private lists, where all the decisions about what
> actually gets merged into the spec appear to take place."
>
> If this is the case, it appears to be very troubling state of affairs.
>
> I would appreciate it if the veracity of this statement was confirmed by
> the Chairs.

Editors, like yourself, make the initial determination as to what goes 
into specifications.  The chairs ensure that there is ample opportunity 
for the Working Group to review, comment on, influence, and ultimately 
overturn editor resolutions when necessary.

If you know of any instance where editors have somehow avoided this, 
please let the chairs know of specifics, and we will investigate.  Here 
is a history of revert requests:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/revert-requests.html

Here are the processes we are following for extension specifications:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v3.html#cr

To date, no extension specification has been nominated for inclusion.

And here is the process that we will hopefully shortly be following for CR:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v3.html#cr

- Sam Ruby


> [1] http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20121201#l-144
>
> --
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
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