Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll - update 2

On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> If John removes his objection, and nobody else comes forward, then there 
> will be no remaining options, and therefore no poll.  If he does not, 
> there are two options:
>   1) Publish with @summary marked as obsolete
>   2) Publish with @summary marked as deprecated

Given the recent confusion over what those terms mean (in particular, 
given that the HTML5 spec uses the word "obsolete" in a manner that is 
distinct from the way that HTML4 uses both "obsolete" and "deprecated"), 
it would be useful if such a poll defined the terms so that there is no 
ambiguity about what the decision actually is.

(As an editor, I'd have no idea what to do given as a resolution either 
"mark summary as obsolete" or "mark summary as deprecated". As far as I 
can tell, HTML5 could be argued to do both already.)

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Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 11:36:59 UTC