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Re: spec development process was: vendor prefixing

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:35:29 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAud8-oq59Q_hUPWU9LbtgUaOqNF7uSGcBuvv-98-GcccOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 2:08 AM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> Give it a version number and call it a CR.

I think it's not a good idea to continue to couple unprefixing with
CR. There's now momentum to unprefix certain properties. Changing the
discussion from something concrete and actionable (whether to unprefix
them) to readjusting when to enter CR risks losing that momentum,
because it's harder to change the W3C Process than it is to change the
prefixing policy or to make ad hoc exceptions to the prefixing policy.

The CR stage in the W3C Process is currently based on fiction (the
notion that implementations start when the spec enters CR).
Unfictionalizing the W3C Process is a hard W3C-level task. Prefixing
policy isn't a W3C-level concern and coupling it with a W3C-level
concern just makes things harder.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 25 November 2011 09:36:07 UTC

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