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Re: Release "HTML Design Principles" as a W3C Working Draft

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 14:13:35 +0000
Message-ID: <473DA58F.5070304@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: public-html-wg-announce@w3.org

According to my analysis, there were 34 members of
the WG who did not agree with the proposed publication.

May I respectfully ask on what basis you (Dan C) have
therefore decided that 51 votes in favour represents
the consensus that is required before publication may
proceed ?

Dan Connolly wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded to the formal proposal
> to publish the design principles draft, as well as
> everyone who participated in other parts of the discussion.
> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/wdhdp/results
> While not all comments have been addressed to the satisfaction
> of all working group participants, there is considerable
> support for publication (51 "Yes, agree" responses, in particular).
> There were two 'no' votes and one formal objection:
> "No, the Design Principles as currently formulated make reference
> to putative HTML 5 elements about which there is widespread
> disagreement (<i> and (b>, to name but two). The Design Principles
> should be cast in abstract language so as not to appear to lend
> support to any particular putative HTML 5 feature, element, 
> attribute, etc."
> That seems to fall under the category of a comment on the document
> that can be addressed in future drafts, not a critical reason
> to continue to delay publication.
> We are resolved, then, to release HTML Design Principles as
> a W3C Working Draft.
> Mike Smith will please work with Maciej Stachowiak
> and Anne van Kesteren to get the document published
> on http://www.w3.org/TR/
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/principles/
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