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Re: the MathML comments

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:18:23 -0800
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <DF9F2C14-E4C2-4651-B1BF-40E09BF2B0F6@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

Hi Shelley,

I do appreciate that you collected the comments and passed along the  
feedback. That was excellent work. In the course of the discussion, it  
seemed the MathML WG expected that HTML WG members would understand  
and stand behind the comments. At this point I clarified that, while  
you indeed duly volunteered to provide cross-WG feedback, these  
comments had not been fully reviewed or assessed for WG consensus.  
Thus, other WG members might not be able to stand behind or explain  
the comments (or might not even be aware of them yet). This was after  
several confused people asked for an explanation from me as co-chair.

I believe these statements were correct, and do not detract from the  
work you put in. I just wanted the Math WG members present to  
understand that many/most HTML WG members would not be able to help  
them interpret the comments.

If you have further concerns, let's take it offline or to www-archive.

Regards,
Maciej

On Nov 6, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> There is no procedure in place when it comes to how we comment to
> other groups. I was operating under a deadline, which I needed to
> meet, because I have another task deadline, also for this group, also
> before November 11th. As it was, I also put the comments out for
> review, and modified the comments accordingly.
>
> I'm sorry that some members of this group were disappointed with the
> comments we developed for MathML, and that I went ahead and sent the
> comments to the Math WG. I would like to remind this group that no one
> was willing to step forward to do any comments before I and Joe
> volunteered.
>
> I am disappointed that one of the co-chairs of this group degenerated
> my effort to the Math WG at the TPAC meeting this week [1].
>
> Shelley
>
> [1]  http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/html-wg/20091107#l-21
>
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