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Re: diff of TPE editing since the FPWD

From: Tom Lowenthal <tom@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:40:17 -0800
Message-ID: <4F0F6151.2020906@mozilla.com>
To: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Roy has unilaterally inserted the term "cross-site" throughout the TPE
document. The change substantively alters the meaning of the TPE
document and preempts the content of the TC document. The group did not
discuss or suggest this this change, and Roy apparently made it on his own.

Rigo rightly objects that this unilateral change is inappropriate, and
that this document is not the right place for this issue. Although I
disagree with the approach Roy has demanded, it may be worth discussing.
If Roy wants to work on this, he should raise the issue, let the group
discuss it, and the TC editors incorporate the conclusion into the
correct document, just like with every other issue.

Deciding to bypass both the working group and the editors of the TC
document is inappropriate. That he's threatened to take his ball and go
home if we revert the change and let compliance be dealt with by the
editors of the TC document... well that's his look-out.

On 01/12/2012 01:05 PM, Shane Wiley wrote:
> Many of us disagree with your assertion (as I'm confident many disagree with mine).  I support Roy's position here and believe the working group is that much the better with him leading editorial efforts on the tech spec.
> 
> - Shane
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lowenthal [mailto:tom@mozilla.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:30 PM
> To: public-tracking@w3.org
> Subject: Re: diff of TPE editing since the FPWD
> 
>> Please feel free to raise this as an issue -- I have no intention of 
>> changing that without consensus since I won't be participating in this 
>> WG if it is changed.  It was, after all, the basis of all input 
>> documents and regulatory concerns, where tracking was defined as cross-site tracking.
> 
> Roy, I think you may be mis-remembering the input documents and regulatory concerns. I encourage you to review the position papers from the opening workshop if you need to refresh your memory. Feel free to grep for the phrase "cross-site" or "across sites".
> 
> As we've worked on the problems at hand, our understanding has improved and our definitions and goals have evolved and become more nuanced. Our current proposed definitions no longer correspond well to the phrase "cross-site". If updating the TPE document to to keep it in line with the TC document and reflect the work that we've all been doing gives you the vapors, I'm sure someone else would be more than happy to keep the document up-to-date as we work.
> 


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