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Re: Accessibility Task Force

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:42:18 -0400
To: "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "Maciej Stachowiak (mjs@apple.com)" <mjs@apple.com>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, "plh@w3.org" <plh@w3.org>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Message-ID: <20090911044218.GP3524@sonata.rednote.net>
I would have no problem changing "commit" to "propose" as you suggest
below. I expect PF would not object to that. PF certainly does not intend to assert
authority to edit any other Wg's documents. While the intent of a joint
TF is to develop mutually satisfactory solutions, it is still the
exclusive responsibility of each Wg to agree on and effect its own edits.


Edward O'Connor writes:
> Hi,
> I'm confused by some of the wording in the HTML/PF joint TF proposal:
>                 http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-task-force
> In the proposal, the TF's list of deliverables includes "committing spec
> edits of HTML." Yet it also states that the TF is to be advisory:
> > The Task Force does not, however, represent consensus[...] All output
> > of the Task Force should be considered as proposals, subject to
> > vetting and modification by the WG receiving the proposal.
> This is point #6 of the outline Paul posted earlier:
> > 6. TF would not make final decisions which would be made by HTML
> > and/or PF WGs
> Given the advisory nature of the TF, I'm assuming "commiting spec edits
> of HTML" is supposed to mean something like "proposing spec edits to
> the HTML WG," but that's not how I originally read it, and perhaps
> others were confused by this too. Could this text be made more clear
> before it makes its way into the official TF charter?
> Thanks.
> Ted


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