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[w3c process] Progressing from ED (Was: Re: [css3-images] Resolving on gradient issues)

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:09:57 -0500
Message-ID: <4E39F165.1010607@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 03/08/2011 17:23, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> It's common practise these days to publish a Last Call the moment the
> draft looks vaguely feature-complete and then expect everybody to re-
> view it. That tends to lead to unpredictable schedules, repeated Last
> Calls, and annoyed reviewers who then review less, in my experience so
> I would indeed recommend following the best practise. Procedurally you
> can do whatever you want as there is no notable process enforcement.

FWIW I agree with Bjoern here.  The classification of any W3C spec is 
actually pretty important to people who don't have the luxury of being 
able to dedicate their whole working week to W3C matters.  An LC is the 
stage where interested external parties (usually with limited resources) 
who don't actually plan on participating in /defining/ the spec often 
get involved, and so it can be discourteous to present a document as LC 
when really it's come straight from ED and hasn't yet had wider review 
as a WD and hence is probably not as solid as it should be.  These 
matters can sometimes seem tedious and delay-inducing, but in fact they 
do matter!

Anton Prowse
Received on Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:09:53 UTC

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