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Re: Getting HTML5 to Recommendation in 2014

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:47:10 -0400
Message-ID: <505B104E.1080709@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Devlin <ian@iandevlin.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 09/20/2012 08:28 AM, Ian Devlin wrote:
> Thanks for that.
> So a new specification document is required to re-add a single attribute
> to an element, thus re-starting the whole process of what a previous
> change request supposedly did?

Everything is archived, so previous arguments are captured and can be 
pointed to.

We we are doing is encouraging people to follow a process that has long 
been available to everybody but one seldom chosen, perhaps because we 
haven't done as good as a job as we could on education.  A process that 
in our experience has proven to produce less objections and more progress.

It is also not clear that there is merit to evaluating objections 
leading to a decision which may result in a request to the editors to 
insert text, and then immediately following that give the editors 
instructions to begin the process of removing features considered 'at risk'.

In the specific case of issue 185, these two steps need to be flipped 
around.  In particular we need data on whether the pubdate and moddate 
attributes meet the proposed CR Exit Criteria:


- Sam Ruby

> On 20 September 2012 14:24, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net
> <mailto:rubys@intertwingly.net>> wrote:
>     On 09/20/2012 08:19 AM, Ian Devlin wrote:
>         What exactly is an "extension specification"?
>     Definition can be found here:
>     http://dev.w3.org/html5/__decision-policy/html5-2014-__plan.html#extension-specs
>     <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html#extension-specs>
>     Examples can be found here:
>     http://dev.w3.org/html5/__decision-policy/html5-2014-__plan.html#modularity
>     <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-2014-plan.html#modularity>
>     - Sam Ruby
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