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Re: [HTMLWG] CR Exit Criteria redux

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:38:10 -0700
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <F833A01B-87A5-4EA6-9285-81F8AD38C089@apple.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>

On Sep 20, 2012, at 9:15 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:

> My interpretation of this is that it has to be shipping in a
> nightly, preview, or beta release for a month in order to count.
> My memory of the motivation for this, in the CSS WG discussions, was
> that we didn't want to require waiting until something shipped in a
> final release, but if it hadn't shipped in a final release, we
> wanted to have a decent indication that it wasn't going to need to
> be reverted in order to be Web-compatible.

Makes sense. Do you feel some sort of claim by the implementor that the implementation is sufficiently stable and mature would be an adequate replacement?

> (I actually tend to think it might be best to just require waiting
> for a final release; there have certainly been cases where it's
> taken more than a month of something being in nightly builds -- and,
> in particular, getting it into betas with a wider audience -- to
> discover that it wasn't Web-compatible.)

I think that would unreasonably disadvantage vendors with a slower release cycle.

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