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Re: revert requests

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:51:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4DFBF678.2060804@burningbird.net>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Well, I am not a working group member, so that leaves me out. Which you 
very well know.

I was under the impression that HTML5 was in Last Call, and open for 
review from people outside of the group.

I was also under the impression that there was a procedure in place to 
control major changes to the HTML5 specification. The addition of CORS 
and crossorigin is a major change.

There was no justification for adding this change. It was just plopped 
in after a minor discussion in a non W3C email list. It was not given 
due diligence. I was assuming, from past communications issued by the 
co-chairs of the group, that the person who wants to add the major 
change is the one who must provide a technical argument justifying the 
addition--not up to those of us who disagree with the change spending 
the next six months fighting for something to be removed that was added 
after a few hours of discussion in an IRC and a non-W3C email list.

Is HTML5 is Last Call or not? Does the HTML WG invite outside comments, 
or not? If so, then provide a procedure in place for those outside the 
group to actually participate without having walls throw into our faces.

And please: consistency in responding to different individuals would be 

Thank you
Received on Saturday, 18 June 2011 00:51:40 UTC

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