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Re: Unprefixing CSS properties

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:32:03 +0100
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <k42rc7h2ehafisf1flrgat0pd20lai56k2@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* fantasai wrote:
>And if I had come up with a Suboptimal Design Flaw, you would say
>there should be a rule that Suboptimal Design Flaw reviews should
>be done at an earlier phase. :) You'd really want a Review Everything
>Sooner Faster rule.

Late reviews are the natural result from omitting design rationale from
drafts, not caring much about properly responding to early feedback, and
not actively seeking out early feedback, like asking horizontal review
groups to review prior to last calls. The net effect is that flaws are
caught only very late, meaning there will be additional last calls, and
that in turn means it's probably better to wait even longer to review a
draft as by the time of a first or second last call the design has not
stabilized yet. Of course, at the time of the third last call it's like-
ly too late to comment, so overall you don't get much review. In case of
the CSS Working Group, it doesn't even matter much whether you review in
this decade or in the next one, for many features.

To avoid this self-defeating and disenfranchising effect we have things
like schedules, milestones, and process requirements, that allow people
to synchronize. If the first last call actually meant a Working Group's
done all it can to gather feedback and all issues are addressed, it just
wants to give the community one last chance to check if earlier feedback
has been missed or has not been addressed as agreed upon, rather than,
oh it kinda looks feature-complete so people should check it out, then
you would obviously get your feedback earlier and more predictably.
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