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Re: revert requests

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:28:32 -0500
Message-ID: <4DFD1880.9060905@burningbird.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

On 6/18/2011 2:00 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2011-06-18 04:06, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> ...
>> We shouldn't have to, at this time in the process, spend the next
>> several months trying to spot the major changes that the editor
>> introduces without any warning or any previous discussion. What makes
>> things worse is that not ony are we having to deal with major
>> differences between the W3C and WHATWG HTML documents, but now even the
>> Last Call and editor's drafts of HTML5 at the W3C are significantly
>> different--differences not introduced through the procedure you hold so
>> dear.
>> ...
> +1 on this.
> Last Call means that for every change to the "living standard", 
> *somebody* will need to figure out whether it needs to go to the HTML5 
> spec as well and make that happen (and nothing more). A "branch", so 
> to speak.
> Until this happens, LC doesn't work for me. It's already impossible to 
> review the full spec; but having to watch for surprising feature 
> additions as we go along makes things much worse.

If I understand the emails Sam Ruby sent in the other thread, the editor 
will be allowed to add whatever he wants to the HTML5 
specification--without having to go through any procedure, file a bug, 
or address the issue in the HTML WG.

Good luck.


> Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:29:06 UTC

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