[Bug 8834] New: Please remove the subtitle from the spec known as "HTML5"


           Summary: Please remove the subtitle from the spec known as
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: dean@dean.org.nz
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

A while back Ian Hickson added a subtitle to the spec named HTML5. This may
have been made in good faith, but it certainly wasn't a wise thing to do nor
was it fair to the others in the HTML WG as many people weren't happy with the
title and were hoping for it to be changed. Ian knew the title was very
controversial, and knew that myself and others wanted to have the title
changed. At the time of this illegal change to the spec I had been spending
many hours working on a proposal to change the title from HTML5 to something
else, by the time I posted my proposal to the group, Ian had already dived in
and added his misleading subtitle which made it impossible for anyone else to
fix the problem. If myself or someone else puts forward a proposal to change
the title saying it's misleading, then our proposals are unlikely to be
accepted as people will say the problem is already been fixed by Ian, and this
is what has happened. We still have a ridiculous for the spec. If the title had
just been left as HTML5, the HTML WG would have fixed it by now, instead,
people have said that the problem's already fixed when it certainly is not. If
the HTML WG are going to make changes to the title, then everyone should have
an equal opportunity to submit their ideas to the group. I don't believe that
Ian had the authority to do this and I believe that Ian's subtitle has
prevented the title problem from being resolved. Please remove Ian's subtitle
until someone in the HTML WG can come up with a title that is not misleading
and confusing.


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Received on Thursday, 28 January 2010 02:48:37 UTC