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which issues should the HTML WG focus on?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:59:08 -0500
To: Bob Hopgood <bhopgood@brookes.ac.uk>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <1177455548.9528.372.camel@dirk>


In the teleconference survey, I see you wrote...

"I would like to see a more structured discussion with issues raised,
pros and cons established in a reasonably formal manner and then some
mechanism to move forward with a resolution. The current tidal wave of
comments backwards and forwards appear to make little progress, is
unfocused, and contains many comments that are treated as correct just
because nobody bothers to refute them."
 -- http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/tel26Apr/results

We're in an awkward stage where we're not yet really using a shared
document to focus the discussion. When we have that, it will
be clear when something is treated as correct: the document
gets updated. I think we're going to get there soon.

And I have tried to discourage people form engaging in discussions
that are of little value.

"I suggest discussion of new features at this point in
this WG is not likely to be a good use of time."
 -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/0735.html

I could escalate that advice and try to enforce it, but I'm
not sure that's a good tactic.

I mostly just try to reward good behavior and ignore the rest, with
the hope that eventually, the low-value discussions will die off.

I'm trying to encourage discussion of just a few issues: which
spec to start with, a few design principles, etc.

And we're most likely going to do some sort of section-by-section review
of the HTML 5 specs soonish.

Does that look like a reasonable list of issues? Or do you have
something else in mind?

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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