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[HTMLWG] CfC: Adopt "Plan 2014" and make some specific related decisions

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:02:05 -0700
Message-id: <064D5F78-9F08-420D-9FBA-95637D91ED53@apple.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
To: "public-html@w3.org (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>

Recently, the Chairs of the HTML Working Group proposed a plan to bring HTML5 to Recommendation by 2014. This plan was created in consultation with W3C Management and key leaders of the W3C Accessibility community. The plan has been discussed and the Chairs have revised it based on feedback. At this time, the Chairs propose to adopt this plan by consensus.

Because the plan includes many specific aspects, we explicitly enumerate what the Working Group would be agreeing to in passing this Call for Consensus; and what matters will require separate future Working Group Decisions. Please carefully review what this CFC does and does not include before replying. 

If the HTML Working Group passes this Call for Consensus, then the Working Group shall:
* Endorse sending the plan as a whole as input to the W3C to guide revisions to the HTML Working Group charter: <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html>
* Agree in principle to advance HTML5 to Candidate Recommendation without another Last Call (but this is not yet the actual CR resolution since that will require a specific draft).
* Make a WG Decision to adopt Version 3 of the HTML Working Group Decision Policy: <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v3.html>
    (A summary of the changes is available here: <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html#dp> and here <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Aug/0188.html>)
* Make a WG Decision to adopt the Model CR Exit Criteria (Public Permissive version 3) as the CR exit criteria for HTML5 and the default CR exit criteria for other Working Group deliverables: <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/public-permissive-exit-criteria.html>
* Make WG Decisions to pursue each of HTML Working Group issues 30, 164, 185, 194, 195, 200, 203, and 206 as extension specifications, with the possibility of reintegration into HTML 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2 per the reintegration policy.
    (Details on each of these issues can be found here: <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html#issues>)
* Agree in principle that extension specifications can be integrated in HTML 5.0 if they meet the CR exit criteria and have HTML WG consensus, in accordance with the reintegration policy outlined in Version 3 of the HTML Working Group Decision Policy
* Make a WG Decision to amend to the HTML  Accessibility Task Force Work Statement to allow the Task Force to create extension specs for accessibility-related issues, as follows: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Oct/0016.html>
   NOTE: to take effect, this amendment must also be approved by the Protocols & Formats Working Group, and the Task Force itself.
* Include hgroup in the list of at-risk features for HTML5.
* Agree to rename the "HTML5 spec" component to "HTML spec", and only bring back specific bugs that address interoperability issues or can be addressed by a non-substantive change to the specification

This Call for Consensus does not include any decisions beyond the points above, and in particular explicitly does *not* include any of the following, which will be separate future WG decisions:
* Request transition of HTML 5.0 to Candidate Recommendation in Q4 2012 (to be decided once a CR draft is prepared).
* Request publication of a First Public Working Draft for HTML 5.1 in Q4 2012 (to be decided once a draft is prepared).
* Request publication of a First Public Working Draft for any extension specifications (to be decided when and if drafts are ready.)
* Request any other future transitions for HTML 5.0, HTML 5.1, or any other specification that are proposed in the plan (all to be decided when and if the relevant drafts are available). 
* Adopt any further revisions to the HTML Accessibility Task Force Work Statement beyond the amendment above.
* Adopt a full list of features at risk, beyond the specific inclusion of hgroup (to be decided once a complete list is available; the W3C Process requires the list of at-risk features to be finalized before CR).

If you have any comments or concerns about this CfC, please respond by Monday, October 15th, 2012. Positive response is preferred and encouraged and silence will be considered as agreement with the proposal.

If your comment is an objection, please clearly state that. In accordance with the W3C Process, objections SHOULD cite substantive arguments and propose changes that would remove the objection.

Maciej Stachowiak
(on behalf of the HTML Working Group co-Chairs, Paul Cotton, Sam Ruby, and Maciej Stachowiak
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