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Re: use case focus - resending

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 14:40:22 -0500
Message-ID: <4A09D0A6.1050309@burningbird.net>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Sam Ruby wrote:
> I'm not going to disagree with anything said here, but I will try to 
> add a bit of perspective based on timelines and locations
> Shelley Powers wrote:
>> I'm resending this as the email system seems to have eaten the first 
>> message:
>> I'm concerned that the focus on semantic markup in HTML5 has turned 
>> from a review of the many use cases that have been submitted (see 
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Apr/0208.html), 
>> to a focus on implementation details of Ian's Microdata proposal. 
>> This is the unfortunate consequence of the HTML WG's CRT process.
> I'll note that Ian's use cases were posted on 23 April, i.e., nearly 
> three weeks ago.
>> We may find that as Ian continues his review of the use cases, that 
>> the Microdata proposal will change, or issues related to the overall 
>> effectiveness of Microdata proposal will arise.
>> As it is, we've already discovered that Ian has made incorrect 
>> assumptions in at least one use case, but when I pointed out the 
>> incorrect assumption, Ian didn't respond with a correction to his use 
>> case review.
> I believe that you are referring to something that you posted on 
> Sunday morning, i.e., less than three days ago?

I wouldn't be so impatient, if I wasn't watching a great deal of effort 
going into cementing microdata as _the_ approach, before we've even had 
much of a discussion on it.

After today, though, I'm less concerned. Much less concerned.

> Credibility, however, is a more difficult issue to address.  All I can 
> say is that if issues are raised in the working group (and we have a 
> formal issue tracker and bugzilla instance to help us), all such 
> issues will be addressed before drafts advance; and furthermore I 
> intend to give everybody sufficient time to adequately participate.
I will then discover the arcane rituals one must take in order to add 
this as an open issue. Slitting the neck of a chicken at midnight I'm 
sure will figure into the procedure...

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