Re: Comment tracking for navigation-timing CR [Was: Re: publishing new WD of URL spec]

On 12/09/2014 15:39 , Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 9/12/14, 8:48 AM, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
>> Thanks Boris.  So the process issue that we should work on is:
>> How to motivate the W3C Community and WGs to expeditiously and
>> consistently issue errata?  Correct?
> That would be a good issue to work on, yes.

I heartily agree with Boris but I would like to strengthen the idea further.

It is understandable that the first version of a given specification may 
require time because it often requires banging heads together a fair bit 
and trying out ideas. However, once there is a sufficiently stable 
release to start from, it ought to be possible to produce the following 
iterations in relatively short order, including both errata and 
progressive addition of features.

For sufficiently well established parts of the platform, we ought to be 
able to issue yearly (or even less) recommendations that simply include 
the parts that the WG has been working on that happen to be 
interoperably implemented at that time. It would be better than having 
to wait n years, having to maintain errata in addition to the improved 
document, and it would help avoid second-system syndrome.

Robin Berjon - - @robinberjon

Received on Friday, 12 September 2014 21:39:18 UTC