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Re: ISSUE-82 - profile-disambiguation - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:00:02 -0500
Message-ID: <4B8522D2.80903@intertwingly.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 24.02.2010 04:50, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2010, at 7:46 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> "Suggested replacement for head/@profile does not provide for
>>> disambiguation"
>>> This issue has been open four months. Per the decision policy, at this
>>> time the chairs would like to solicit volunteers to write Change
>>> Proposals.
>>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/82
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#escalation
>>> If no Change Proposals are written by February 21, 2010 this issue
>>> will be closed without prejudice.
>>> Issue status link:
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-082
>> We haven't heard from any volunteers and it's past the deadline. We will
>> close this issue without prejudice tomorrow if we do not get any
>> last-minute volunteers.
> This issue was discussed just a few days ago (see around 
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0696.html>). It 
> depends on one of our perma-threads, the ownership of text/html, what it 
> should say about HTML4, and the validity concept.
> It would be better to focus on these issues first, and then the clean up 
> dependent issues afterwards; thus I recommend leaving this open for now.

I am opposed to keeping issues without concrete proposals open 
indefinitely on the basis of the existence of what you (properly, IMHO) 
refer to as a perma-thread.

> If you insist on having a Change Proposal sooner, I can try; but I don't 
> think it's a good use of our time right now.

If you don't think it is a good use of our time, the alternative is to 
simply close the issue without prejudice.  If we get to the point where 
somebody actually puts together a coherent and actionable proposal, we 
can discuss it at that time.

> Best regards, Julian

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 13:00:35 UTC

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