Revert request for r6783

The Chairs have received multiple requests to revert change r6783.   

This change is related to bug 13240 [1] which was never sent to the HTML WG since it used a possibly incorrect Bugzilla component.  Since WG members were NOT notified of the creation of this bug the Chairs have decided that this change should be subject to the Enhanced Change Control rules in the WG Decision Policy [2]:

"Therefore during a pre-LC review, or during a Last Call, feature additions or removals should only be done with sufficient prior notice to the group, in the form of a bug, a WG decision, or an on-list discussion. This applies only to LC-track drafts and does not apply to drafts that may include material for future versions of HTML."

We therefore ask for a revert of this change to be completed no later than the end of day on Tuesday 8th of November.  If this revert is not complete by that time, we will instruct W3C staff to make this change.

In addition the Chairs plan to change the component of bug 13240 so that it is considered to be a Last Call bug on the HTML5 specification.   The Chairs also plan to add the TrackerRequest keyword to the bug so that it immediately becomes a Last Call WG issue(s).  Therefore we direct the HTML5 Editor to NOT process this bug further until the WG reaches a decision on the WG issue(s).  We note as well that this topic was on the agenda of today's WG F2F meeting [3].

On behalf of HTML WG Chairs


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 21:09:08 UTC