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Re: TWO Change proposals for ISSUE-41 : Distributed Extensibility

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:57:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003172155400.13471@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 17.03.2010 10:56, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > > HTML 4.01 hasn't been maintained at all until the new WG was 
> > > started, as far as I can tell.
> > 
> > HTML has been in continuous maintenance by open working groups since 
> > 2003 (formally since 2004), and was maintained continuously until 
> > about 2001. (It was actually maintained between 2001 and 2003 also, 
> > but mostly by word of mouth; the relevant errata never got published.)
> Which gets us to the definition of "open working group" and to the 
> question of who is in control. I'll leave it at that, as I don't want to 
> start a new process/politics permathread.

Who's in control is irrelevant to the point at hand. The point is just 
that there is coordination. Whether that coordination comes in the form of 
Tim being ultimate director, or whether it comes in the form of a group of 
browser vendors, or whether it comes in the form of a group of supposed 
experts picked in some complicated fashion by the IETF is irrelevant to 
the argument. It doesn't matter _how_ extensions are coordinated if the 
problem statement is just that there is no coordination.

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