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

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:48:18 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvemxhqYW6gCbNM1zpXzJH7Ro4Yu0VootEtW7SUs9yD_jg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le H├ęgaret <plh@w3.org>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
The question is one of veracity.

Does the HTMLWG have:
"two very private lists, where all the decisions about what actually
gets merged into the spec appear to take place."?

Sam, is that statement:

True or false?

Pick one.

Laura

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 7:13 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> 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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Laura L. Carlson
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