controversial issue candidates in issues 1-15

I'm reviewing the set of open issues. So far I have gone through  
issues 1-15, and I suggested (in separate emails) that many could be  
closed. The following seem like they would match the criteria for  
"controversial" issues, since they have been open a long time, have  
caused much debate, and remain open:

ISSUE-1: PINGPOST - hyperlink auditing requires use of unsafe HTTP  
ISSUE-2: PINGUI - Practicability of UI requirements for hyperlink  
ISSUE-4: html-versioning - HTML Versioning and DOCTYPEs
ISSUE-7: video-codecs - codec support and the <video> element

There is also a special case:
ISSUE-14: aria-role - Integration of WAI-ARIA roles into HTML5

I believe everyone agrees that the correct resolution is to integrate  
ARIA, but that is currently blocked on decisions by the PFWG. I don't  
think it would be meaningful or productive to label this issue as  
"controversial", rather, the HTML WG should make a formal request to  
PFWG to expedite the resolution of their pending issue.

I make no judgment on whether spec changes are needed to resolve any  
or all of these. There has been enough dispute over these issues that  
I don't feel comfortable suggesting them for summary closure.


Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 05:45:36 UTC