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Status of XHTML 2.0 comments (was: Re: The status on <address>)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 12:16:07 +0200
To: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <418761c9.447891764@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
>Admitting to be a bit proud about some people reminding some of my suggestions 
>for improving (X)HTML, I can't remember about the HTML Working Group ever 
>telling me that they rejected my suggestion. But are they required to tell 
>me?

Yes they are, all W3C Working Groups must formally address all comments
on Working Drafts, Last Call Working Drafts, etc. where adressing them
means to send a substantive response to the reviewer generally including
a rationale for the decision which is expected to be technically sound. 
They are further generally required to address the comments timely.

I could not find any evidence that the HTML WG formally addressed your
comment yet either, so, assuming they did not, could the Working Group
please explain in detail why this has not happend yet and when it will
happen? It is essential that reviewers are made aware of the decisions
as they otherwise have no chance the register their formal objection if
they are dissatisfied with how the Working Group has handled the issue,
which reviewers may do at any time.

According to http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/xhtml-roadmap/ the HTML Working
Group expects to publish a Last Call Working Draft for XHTML 2.0 in the
next two weeks so it seems that these substantive responses are overdue.

Details on W3C's Recommendation Track Process and Reviews and Review
Responsibilities specially can be found in the W3C Process Document,
<http://www.w3.org/2004/02/Process-20040205/tr.html#doc-reviews>.
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