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Re: Fast-track new people to areas www-style need the most help with

From: Jon Rimmer <jon.rimmer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:36:55 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ZDCiCWVDDunHjsc8h8wt5Y3mbkJJTDutBcyN4s_xaZX89+5A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>
One thing I don't quite understand, despite having read this group for
some time is how exactly editors are assigned to specs? Is there a
formal process whereby say Tab applies to take over ownership of a
module? What if that module already has an editor, but they're
inactive? Is this decided informally between members? Does it have to
wait 'til a F2F? How is ownership transferred, is it just a case of
Fantasai or someone giving the appropriate CVS access?

Also, I'd point out that any claim editor resource surpasses
implementation resource seems a little dubious in light of what I
posted about the other day [1], where Apple/Webkit are implementing an
unfinished and unmaintained spec. Although it seems people aren't too
concerned about it? Despite it being exactly the kind of thing that
leads to situations where standardisation of features like transitions
and animations lags years behind implementations, authors rely on
Webkit's implementation, and other vendors consider
reverse-engineering and implementing -webkit properties. Things that
everyone is always eager to point are very bad and shouldn't keep
happening.

Jon

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Jan/0693.html
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