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Re: ISSUE-66 Change Proposal: be more explicit about potential repair techniques

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:29:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003092220470.21398@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 9 Mar 2010, Shelley Powers wrote:
> Which do you want, Ian?

What I want is, and always has been, completely irrelevant to my work on 
HTML5. In editing the spec I base my decisions on researched data and 
presented arguments, and not on anyone's opinions. In presenting change 
proposals for the working group or chairs to make decisions, I similarly 
expect opinions to not be in any way relevant and for decisions to be made 
purely on the basis of rational examination of options. For such an 
examination to be done effectively, all plausible options must be 
considered. Just as when I edit the spec I consider a wide variety of 
options, I feel that it is in the interests of the specification for the 
working group or chairs to consider a variety of plausible options.

The goal, for me, is not, and never has been, to get a spec that reflects 
what I want, or what anyone else wants, or what a majority wants. My goal, 
and hopefully the goal of everyone else, is to get the best technical 
document we can get to best further the Web as a whole.

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