volunteer needed to raise new HTML5 spec bug proposing general link-relations spec change [was: ACTION-188 (was: ACTION-185 (register link relations))]

The HTML WG needs a volunteer to raise a bug requesting a change
to the HTML5 spec along the following lines:

The first paragraph of each section in the spec that defines a
particular "link type" should be a general description of the
semantics of the "link type" or "link relation" of that name --
without reference to the specific purpose of that link-relation
name in the HTML language.

For example, the first paragraph of the section in the spec for
the "alternate" link type currently reads:

  The alternate keyword may be used with link, a, and area

It should instead read something like:

  The "alternate" link type gives alternate representations of
  the current document.
  In HTML documents, the "alternate" keyword may be used with
  link, a, and area elements.

The person who raises the related bug for this should be somebody
who believes the change described above is particularly useful or
necessary, and somebody who is willing to invest time in
advocating for it in follow-up discussions in bugzilla, and who is
willing to invest time in responding to any questions about it.

Note that I'm sending this message as more specific request to a
general call for volunteers that Sam sent out earlier:



Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 2010-10-04 19:41 -0400:

> Per ACTION-188, I am asking for volunteers to follow up on the list
> of changes that the Designated Expert requested (see below).  Should
> there be no volunteers, the lack of people willing to deal with this
> process can be cited by those who wish to write proposals and/or
> objections.
> - Sam Ruby
> On 09/30/2010 08:49 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >re: <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/185>.
> >
> >The action says:
> >
> >"... for the things in html4 and html5, send a mail to the link
> >relations email list to update these and point to the latest html5 doc"
> >
> >Mike *did* send the mail, so the action was closed.
> >
> >But this doesn't complete the registration, as the Designated Expert
> >(Mark) asked for changes in
> ><http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/link-relations/current/msg00080.html>.
> >
> >To make progress here we apparently need a volunteer to work on
> >completing this.
> >
> >(I can't volunteer as I'm one of the Designated Experts for that registry.)
> >
> >Best regards, Julian
> >

Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 14:58:36 UTC