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Re: ISSUE-41: decentralized-extensibility - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:41:43 -0500
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0E204D20.7DC19C6F-ON852576DC.007C2752-852576DC.007C53F0@lotus.com>
The TAG discussed the status of distributed extensibility support in HTML 
5 at its telcon on 2010-02-25.  We are concerned that the current state of 
the HTML 5 specification does not provide well enough for distributed 
extensibility, and that the use cases and mechanisms discussed at the TPAC 
session on extensibility [1] and in the TAG f2f of 10 December [2,3] and 
TAG telcons of 7 and 14 January [4, 5] should be considered and evaluated 
by the HTML WG.  The TAG would like to see focussed discussion and 
evaluation of candidate mechanisms to address the distributed 
extensibility use cases happen within the HTML Working Group, and 
accordingly has encouraged the authors of a number of proposals in the 
area to submit them to you in the form of Change Proposals.

Since such proposals are likely to involve significant changes to some 
aspects of the existing HTML 5 specification, it may prove difficult to 
frame them as full Change Proposals within a month of notification to you 
of intention to produce one.  We note with thanks your subsequent 
clarification [6]:

  Anyone who volunteers during that one-month
  period will get at least a month from the
  time they volunteer, and the chairs are likely 
  to grant requests for reasonable extensions beyond that.

and would be happy to help with managing any scheduling problems which 

Thank you, very much for you consideration of the above. 

Noah Mendelsohn
for the W3C Technical Architecture Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/2009/11/04-tpac-minutes#item02
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2009/12/10-tagmem-minutes.html#item01
[3] http://www.w3.org/2009/12/xmlnames-minutes.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2010/01/07-tagmem-minutes#item02
[5] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2010/01/14-minutes.html#item03
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0823.html

P.S. Tracker, this is in partial fulfillment of TAG ACTION-396 (I'm afraid 
tracker is going to make some spurious references, given the cross posting 
of this to public-html and www-tag, but I suppose too many is better than 
not enough.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 22:39:20 UTC

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