At no time did the current, up to the minute, versions — complete with occasional typos and botched commits — of the editor’s drafts become unavailable: HTML5, RDFa, MicroData, 2D Context, Markup, Diffs.
Specifically, because of the close relationship of the WebApps WG and the HTML WG in terms of participants, market, and community, the WebApps WG may opt to take on a limited number of specifications which were initially part of the HTML5 specification that have been split off for more general use with other languages, without rechartering the group, and only by consensus of both groups.
With that out of the way, what I want to talk about is openness.
Private mailing lists at the W3C are like steak knives at restaurants. These mailing lists serve a purpose. And should they ever be used for a different purpose, it is that usage that needs to be addressed, not the mechanism itself.
A few things worth pointing out:
The W3C does not permit non-public Formal Objections.
If anything vaguely resembling a objection of any kind is made that affects the content of documents that the Working Group is producing or the publication thereof, the chairs of the HTML working group will ask that it be published on public-html.
There has been no discussion, at least no discussion that I am aware of or have participated in. The Team has been waiting for the CfC to complete. It completed last night. The co-chairs met this morning/early this afternoon (depending on time zones), and have requested that the Director himself weigh in.
If, for any reason, this can’t be accomplished quickly, we will find an alternate way to proceed.
Daily Brief, February 18th 2010, Afternoon Edition
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Sam Ruby: Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection Thu 18 Feb 2010 at 19:16No work stopped.At no time did the current, up to the minute, versions — complete with occasional typos and botched commits — of the editor’s drafts become unavailable: HTML5......