RE: w3process-ISSUE-124 (WHATWG-blacklist): Normative Reference policy should explicitly black list WHATWG specs [Normative Reference Policy]

Art, comment in line [VG]

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From: Arthur Barstow []
Sent: lundi 8 septembre 2014 15:03
To: GALINDO Virginie; Revising W3C Process Community Group
Subject: Re: w3process-ISSUE-124 (WHATWG-blacklist): Normative Reference policy should explicitly black list WHATWG specs [Normative Reference Policy]

On 9/8/14 8:47 AM, GALINDO Virginie wrote:
> Do you have some pointers to share with us, reflecting what you are mentioning ?

AsFarAsIConcerned, all of the discussion should be made Public. I've made a request to do so.
[VG] can you tell us more about the context of that discussion. Was it during a decision making, or informal conversation?

> I am not sure it would be appropriate to blacklist any organism for being referenced.

But having clarity (even if some of us don't like the data) is better than having a policy that appears to be open ended but in practice is not.
[VG] sure

> I believe that this analysis of stability and public qualities should be made each time we want to reference a given specification.

Yes, I certainly agree and a sticking point is who actually gets to make the decision. It seems to me the priorities should be the group and implementers (i.e. the actors that actually expend  resources and take the real risk) > Director.

[VG] agree

> Note :  provided the hard discussions currently happening between W3C and WhatWG on this mailing list, this is exactly the kind of issue that will not help to calm things #justsaying.

Sorry, but I don't follow you. Are you suggesting it's somehow "{best,better}" to say nothing?

[VG] No, raising issue is good, silence is not encouraged here, I say that without public evidence of what you mention, it is not easy to discuss this topic in a serene style (by the way, look here

-Thanks, AB

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