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Re: [presentation-api] A link to WG's charter

From: François Daoust via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:22:36 +0000
To: public-secondscreen@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-92265968-1428913355-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@mfoltzgoogle The "Status of This Document" section is the only place 
in the document that has some temporal aspect to it. It's also a 
section that will change basically each time we publish the document. 
What it describes is *current at the time of publication*, whereas the
 rest of the specification will hopefully remain valid over time.

Also, the charter will change when and if it is renewed, but the 
previous charter will be updated in place to alert the reader that it 
is no longer valid and to link to the new version.

We may include a link to the charter in short, although It might be 
worth clarifying that the charter is valid when the document is 
published, for instance with something as simple as:

"This document was published by the *Second Screen Presentation 
Working Group* as an Editor's, operating within the bounds of its 
*charter*".

I do not know how many potential readers know or care about what the 
charter says, unless they want to get involved. I note that HTML5 is 
an exception to the rule for many things, this included. In practice, 
I am not aware of other specs that link directly to the group's 
charter from their Status of This Document sections. Readers willing 
to know more about who produced the spec and within what bounds can 
follow the link to the group's home page, which is less dry than the 
charter and which links to it.

In the end, I guess I do not see a compelling reason to introduce 
another link in the Status of This Document section, which has a 
number of them already, but that's just my take on it.


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