Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

paul haine wrote:
> On 10 Apr 2007, at 16:12, Doug Schepers wrote:
>> I'm curious what would happen if this proposal is not accepted. 
> I'm curious as to *how* this proposal is accepted (or not, as the case 
> may be). What's the procedure for this sort of thing? Is there a vote on 
> the mailing list, or on a website, or does it just happen automatically 
> if nobody voices any opposition within a reasonable timeframe?

I'm looking at this as a proposal relevant to the "HTML spec baseline"
item in the issues list I put together.

I'm monitoring the level of consensus. If, in a few days,
discussion dies down a bit and there seems to be little to
no opposition, I'll put the question formally (by re-iterating
it, including the pointers that were added by way of clarification)
and asking "any objections? or abstentions?" and giving a deadline.
Once the deadline has passed, I'll announce whether the
question carried.

I'll use a web-based survey (WBS) to collect the responses if
that seems more convenient. Of course, I'll announce the survey
by email.

I consider it the role of Chris W. and myself as co-chairs
to decide when it's appropriate to proceed based on lack of
voiced opposition. For lots of smaller things, I expect
we'll leave it to the discretion of editors and such. But
as this decision sets up the context in which that can work,
we'll go fairly slowly and formally with this one.

Dan Connolly, W3C

Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2007 23:58:21 UTC