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Re: Web Browser Preferences and Internationalisation/Accessibility

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:28:31 -0800
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <A4AC1226-59F7-4629-BB87-7027502C6738@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

On Nov 19, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> With all due respect, Maciej, my concern wasn't based on whether the
> object is included in HTML5, but whether coverage of the objects fits
> within the parameters of this group's charter.

My impression was that you questioned whether this list is the right  
venue for Silvia's discussion. Quoting you from earlier:

>>> This does sound like a necessary and worthwhile discussion.
>>> However, I'm not sure this is the right place to have this  
>>> discussion.

To be clear, this list *is* the right venue for discussing the draft,  
including ideas for changing it.

> Sylvia can, of course, continue the discussion here related to this
> item, but I think it's important that she and others realize that
> discussions of this nature will be challenged--not because the context
> of the discussion isn't important, but because it's out of scope for
> our effort.
> We are not a browser group.

If you would like to see the spec changed to remove various categories  
of functionality, then there is a defined process for that. You are  
free and indeed encouraged to follow it. If you would simply like to  
discuss that possibility, then feel free to do that well, but I would  
encourage you to change the subject line in such cases.

In the meantime, please do not attempt to quash discussion of what is  
in the draft.

Received on Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:29:05 UTC

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