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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:29:50 -0500
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <22A1F591-2878-4B91-A4CC-B7EB03BC6BC2@la-grange.net>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

Le 29 janv. 2009 à 18:13, Boris Zbarsky a écrit :
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>> In the spirit of tiptoeing around the situation some more, I'd like  
>> to point out that Working Drafts are NEVER normative. Only  
>> Recommendations are.
> While true, a Working Draft is ipso facto something that is intended  
> to become a Recommendation if it gathers consensus.

no. And here I hope you can trust me on this, I have been involved in  
far too many transitions calls and specs reviews.

      Working Drafts no longer in development

      These Working Drafts have either been dropped as work items or
      have been incorporated into other documents. The latest version
      of each of these documents should be an epilogue for the
      document. The status section of the epilogue explains why the
      work was discontinued or where the document was incorporated.

Editors Draft were usually not really visible but really the draft to  
put ideas, noodling with editing, etc. Working Draft is to make a  
snapshot of this editing ideas, with a stable date, so people can  
review, make comments, raise issues. The thing which makes me  
uncomfortable in this discussion is that we are moving targets again,  
editors draft being used as what is a working draft.

Working Draft is an experiment until it reaches Last Call.
Editor Draft is for the *editor(s)*

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 23:30:26 UTC

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