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Re: A bit of electioneering on the <canvas> charter issue

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:59:11 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0711192157080.3737@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 
> > We should interpret the charter as covering all reasonable application 
> > and document features. Otherwise, we will have to recharter every time 
> > someone realizes we are missing important functionality that doesn't 
> > already have a detailed line item in the charter.
> Such a charter interpretation creates a good chance of HTML5 never being 
> complete.  There are a lot of ideas that somebody out there considers 
> reasonable.  And next year, there will be more.

I don't think that's a real danger. We can always say "no". Indeed, that 
has been the default answer to almost all proposals since work on HTML5 
started in 2003/2004; an idea usually has to have a lot of demand to get 
beyond the proposal stage.

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