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Re: Proposed pubrules change for clearer indication of First Public/Last Call Working Draft at top of document

From: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:54:00 +0100
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "Robin Berjon" <robin@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wt47gadr6ugkrk@giuseppep-x220>
On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:13:23 +0100, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> On Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 19:03, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> On 12 Mar 2013, at 1:57 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> > Hi Robin,
>> > What's the rationale for this change? I see some suspicious  
>> characters ("Robin Berjon and Doug Schepers") were behind this.
>> >
>> Today information that a document is Last Call is available in the  
>> status section. Since we want people to review LCWDs in particular, it  
>> was suggested we have a clearer signal at the top. This proposal puts  
>> the phrase "Last Call" just below the title. (Same with "First Public"  
>> where we also want to raise awareness.)
> Thanks very much for the clarification.
> I'm still hopeful that we will one day just be able to call these  
> "Lawyer Draft" or "Attorney Draft" (not a joke!… stop smiling!:))

As pointed out by someone else somewhere else [1], is not only lawyers  
that "need" (or look for) this sort of stable drafts.

I don't want to reopen the whole debate here though,but just want to point  
out that an indication of stability is useful also for other people and  
until W3C doesn't come up with some other metric/label/way to indicate the  
"status" of the document, than LCWD, CR and Rec are the only thing people  
can and will use.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2013JanMar/0614.html

> Just my 2c.
> --
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au

Giuseppe Pascale
Product Manager TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
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