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Re: lack of consensus in HTML WG decisions

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:17:26 -0400
Message-ID: <4DFA0266.6020705@intertwingly.net>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
On 06/16/2011 07:03 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 13:33 -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> On 06/15/2011 12:48 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>>> Hi Sam,
>>> Bijan Parsia has commented on my recent post that
>>> "the current HTMLWG has made these decisions based on consensus is
>>> pretty easy to show false"
>>> I asked him to elucidate and he did
>>> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2011/06/html5-accessibility-chops-conflicting-advice-and-requirements/comment-page-1/#comment-14653
>>> I can understand if you are not interested in commenting on this, but
>>> would be interested to hear your thoughts
>> We have forks over items over which there was no objections:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jun/0000.html
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0132.html
> You don't seem to be replying (in a clear way at least) to Bijan's
> point. The point being that evidently there isn't consensus but the lack
> of consensus doesn't manifest through W3C procedures.

In those two examples at least, we provided more than ample opportunity 
to participate.  We also have an agreed to Decision Policy, and a 
mechanism to report bugs against same.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 16 June 2011 13:17:56 UTC

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