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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: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:46:30 -0000
To: "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, "Robin Berjon" <robin@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wt9qzsmz6ugkrk@giuseppep-x220>
On Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:15:59 -0000, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> IMO, LC should absolutely not be viewed as stable (only for marketing  
> reasons or to deliberately deceive). It just means that it won't get any  
> more features at that particular moment - but the stability of those  
> features is not guaranteed in any way…

But this is what people are looking for actually, a spec that 1) are not  
expecting to see major features added 2) whose features can surely be  
modified but only if there is a good reason for it (e.g. they were very  
broken). Currently the editor draft doesn't give you this sort of  

So I agree that spec evolves, but is still useful to know if a particular  
document is on a "stabilization path" or if it's still evolving. And for  
people not involved in the everyday work these sort of milestones are the  
only indication of this sort.

Giuseppe Pascale
Product Manager TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 23:47:05 UTC

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