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

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 08:52:10 -0600
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1195224730.7147.291.camel@pav>

On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 14:13 +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> 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 ?

I am not claiming there is consensus; there is clearly
a formal objection. While consensus is always a goal,
it is not required for publication:

 "Consensus is not a prerequisite for approval to publish"
 -- 7.4.1 First Public Working Draft

I am saying that the chairs have reviewed the responses
to the proposal and the decision of the Working Group
is to proceed with publication.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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