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Re: review of GRDDL by (X)HTML working group(s)?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 09:23:54 +0200
Message-ID: <467E1C0A.5040600@w3.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>

Harry Halpin wrote:
> Dan Connolly wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 10:51 -0400, Harry Halpin wrote:
>>> While I understand Ivan's concerns, I think there is a large point and 
>>> then two ramifications:
>>>   We *should not*  formally ask for reviews,
>> Really? It's pretty clear to me that we should; indeed, that we did
>> when we went to last call and CR.
> My reasoning for formally asking for review would be that we have only
> so far formally asked for review from groups that mentioned such in our
> charter.

This looks like a formally perfect argument.

>>>  but we should probably at 
>>> least  bring GRDDL to their attention. This should be done by e-mailing 
>>> the chairs and telling them to forward the announcement that we are going to 
>>> PR in July, and that while we are not formally requesting comments, now is 
>>> the time to put in any last minute comments.
>> I don't understand why you say "not formally requesting comments."
>> If you're suggesting that a PR request that doesn't show review
>> by these WGs is complete, I'm not convinced.
> Well, since you're the staff contact DanC, and if the reviews make the
> spec better, then I will send in the review request later tonight. I'm
> crossing-fingers though.
>>>   1) A review by (X)HTML should be uncontroversial. Therefore, I will 
>>> e-mail their chair today to "bring it to his attention".
>>>   2) A review by HTML WG could be controversial. The main point of bringing 
>>> GRDDL to their attention would be ask them to politely *not* remove 
>>> profile, since other standards (i.e. GRDDL) use it. Therefore, I suggest 
>>> that we carefully phrase an e-mail to the chair of the HTML WG saying to 
>>> forward a message from the GRDDL Working Group that is about to go to PR 
>>> and that uses "profile" attribute. Therefore, in any future arguments the 
>>> HTML WG has, there will be some ammunition for those who want to keep the 
>>> "profile" attribute in HTML.
>> That seems like a reasonable thing to do; I'm not sure whether it's
>> enough, though.

I must admit I like Harry's plan.




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