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[Bug 14029] normative reference to specification whose author/editor is undisclosed

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:20:30 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14029

--- Comment #17 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> 2011-09-06 11:20:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #16)
> I too would also like to see this resolved by an official policy statement from
> (at least) the HTMLWG chairs, if not the W3C themselves.
> 
> Why?  Because I find it offensive that the W3C would allow a normative
> reference (and requirements!) in a standard to a document that has been
> authored by a pseudonymous author (and is freely available) _BUT_ will not
> accept normative references to documents developed by internationally
> recognized standards bodies, that just happen to be behind "pay walls".

Me, I don't understand why the author can't use his or her real name. But as
long as it's only the editor function, and some standards body in in charge,
it's not a big problem. But this is not the case here, right?

(I also note that http://www.w3.org/Help/Account/Request/Member requires given
name and family name to be supplied, so it would be helpful if the W3C could
clarify whether that requirement changed -- see webapps member list)

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