"If any Working Group member sees a change go into any draft subject to
a cutoff that seems controversial and likely to reduce rather than
increase consensus, the correct step is to let the Chairs know, ideally
via a post to the public list."
"If any Working Group member sees a change go into any Last Call-track
draft after the October 1st cutoff that seems controversial and likely
to reduce rather than increase consensus, please let the Chairs know and
we will make the call."
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My input (without having vetted it yet with my co-chairs) is that I have
yet to see any technical justification for this revert request, so I
would not support it at this time. I do, however, see that the
TrackerRequest keyword has been added, and if raising an issue will
ultimately result in a Change Proposal that includes a technical
rationale, I would support the opening of an issue. Note that this step
doesn't need to wait for a chair action, any of the following may take
Well, I am not a working group member, so that leaves me out. Which you
very well know.
I was under the impression that HTML5 was in Last Call, and open for
review from people outside of the group.
I was also under the impression that there was a procedure in place to
control major changes to the HTML5 specification. The addition of CORS
and crossorigin is a major change.
There was no justification for adding this change. It was just plopped
in after a minor discussion in a non W3C email list. It was not given
due diligence. I was assuming, from past communications issued by the
co-chairs of the group, that the person who wants to add the major
change is the one who must provide a technical argument justifying the
addition--not up to those of us who disagree with the change spending
the next six months fighting for something to be removed that was added
after a few hours of discussion in an IRC and a non-W3C email list.
Is HTML5 is Last Call or not? Does the HTML WG invite outside comments,
or not? If so, then provide a procedure in place for those outside the
group to actually participate without having walls throw into our faces.
And please: consistency in responding to different individuals would be