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Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-56

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:38:44 +0900
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100616073843.GB53976@sideshowbarker>
Hi Adam,

> @2010-06-15 23:41 -0700:
> On who's behalf did you raise the issue?  I had assumed Roy because
> you quoted his email.

I raised it on behalf of Roy. But there were others who disagreed
with it from the beginning -- when the text in question was first
added to the spec -- and it there was never any ambiguity about it
being something contentious that we would need to get some kind of
resolution on.

I will say I think that at the time when I raised this (two years
ago, in 2008), we had not started using bugzilla yet (I initially
set up our bugzilla informally, long before we had a formal
decision policy for it to take part in -- and incidentally, there
were members of the group who objected to me even setting it up at
all at that time) and the Tracker was the main means we had of
recording disagreements about spec text. Certainly it was long
before we had the current decision policy documented, and so
before we had a formal process for escalation.

Were this disagreement to have come up now, I never would have
been the one to take any action on it personally; it instead would
have needed to begin life as a bugzilla bug against the HTML5 spec
and go through normal process we use now.


Michael(tm) Smith
Received on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 07:38:48 UTC

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