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Re: proposal: have W3C HTML5 reference dated WHATWG URL standard rather than W3C copy

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:20:51 -0400
Message-ID: <54270003.5010102@intertwingly.net>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, Daniel Appelquist <appelquist@gmail.com>
On 09/27/2014 11:57 AM, Brian Kardell wrote:
>
> On Sep 26, 2014 9:21 PM, "David Singer" <singer@apple.com
> <mailto:singer@apple.com>> wrote:
>  >
>  > I could have asked the director myself. I am trying to determine
> whether it is good enough for us, the plebs, the WG.
>  >
>  > >>
>  > >> David Singer
>  > >> Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
>  > >>
>
> I think that if you look through the thread, sentiment seems clear -
> even objections that were made are mostly resolved by w3c hosting an
> exact copy for archival purposes.  Most of the rest seems to be
> speculation about whether this would be approved, and what if it isn't?
>
> These are valuable conversations but I think they may seem to perpetuate
> the idea that there is strong opposition to this, which I've not really
> seen here.
>
> I'd like to suggest that asking Tim or doing a straw poll among ACs you
> know about whether they would support what would appear to be community
> consensus on this seems definitely more productive than lots of
> continued what-ifs that may be discussing elaborate mitigation plans and
> inadvertently sending a mixed message.
>
> I think +director is good here if it helps remove speculation even a bit.

I don't fully see the value of asking a question of the form "if the 
WebApps Working Group were to do something that they appear to be 
unwilling or unable to do, would you approve of it?"

I also encourage you to not discount the input of PLH who has had a lot 
more experience than I in taking questions like these to the director. 
His experience is that the Director takes the opportunity to look at the 
actual specification text and other factors like test results.  My 
experience is consistent with that.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:21:19 UTC

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