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[Bug 8892] HTML5 editor should propose changes within email list

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Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  2010-02-06 20:42:37 ---
An editor making a change to the spec while a Change Proposal is under
consideration and without consulting the proposal's author or participating in
HTMLWG discussion has been controversial [1].

A point that doesn't seem to be well understood is that an editor's edits to
the spec are all provisional not final decisions. Without a specific Working
Group decision nothing is official. 

However, as Shelley has pointed out in this bug and in previous discussions [2]
and as John recently addressed on public-html [3], a question of equity exists. 

It may be helpful and collegial if editors would propose edits to the working
group while Change Proposals are officially under discussion. Then after
consensus or a decision is reached, the change could be written into the spec
(or not if the will of the group was a zero edit).

Please consider clarifying the decision policy. Thanks.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/thread.html#msg108
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Jan/0066.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0137.html


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