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Re: ISSUE-19 html5-spec: HTML 5 specification release(s) due Feb 2008

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:07:29 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8C8D8C18-D0A6-4DB1-AAE7-36101CA8DB02@apple.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

Hi Dan,

On Dec 18, 2007, at 4:01 PM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> I appreciate that the publication of the HTML 5
> specification is taking quite a bit longer than
> many working group participants are comfortable with.
> Over the last week or two, I consulted with various
> parts of W3C management, including Tim Berners-Lee,
> and we are agreed on the importance of the heartbeat
> rule...
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#three-month- 
> rule
> .. and its application to the release of the HTML 5 specification.
> Working from the date of our previous publication...
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-html-design-principles-20071126/
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/
> ... and adding 3 months, we get: 2007-11-26 + 3 months = 2007-02-26
> for a deadline for publication for the HTML 5 specification.

I'm assuming you mean 2008-02-06, or we're going to be awfully late! :-)

More seriously... I think February 26 is a fine deadline. Like Ian,  
Lachlan and others, I'd like to know what the remaining obstacles are  
to publishing by this deadline, or ahead of it as encouraged by the  

> The W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee, sees no reason why this
> working group should be excused further from the three-month
> heartbeat rule, and further, encourages us to publish sooner
> if at all possible.
> I suggest this discharges my action...
> ACTION-28 on Dan Connolly to Consult with the Hypertext CG and W3C
> management about how much time W3C member organizations should be
> allowed to study the patent implications of an HTML 5 spec 1st WD

In particular, are there Member organizations specifically requesting  
extra time? Do they need right up until our deadline, or less? Will  
going down to the wire be enough time to affect their ability to  
participate in the group?

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