[whatwg] HTML5-warnings - request to publish as next heartbeat WD

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Aug 9 17:46:52 PDT 2009

On Aug 9, 2009, at 2:16 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> If you limit your list to open issues that have been unresolved for  
> at least 6 months without meaningful progress (with reference to an  
> issue tracker issue, or a mailing list post, dating back at least 6  
> months) and if you remove the other (seemingly unintended) technical  
> differences from Ian's draft (such as adding back the Database  
> section), then I will support publication of your draft in addition  
> to Ian's.
> I don't think I can sign on to marking up a seemingly arbitrary grab  
> bag of issues.

To clarify somewhat: the 6 month threshold is one example of a rule I  
could support. But I would find a wide range of rules acceptable. My  
only hard requirements are:

(a) The rule has to have a reasonable relationship to what can be  
considered a "controversial open issue"
(b) The rule has to be reasonably objective.
(c) The rule should not be so broad that it would apply to almost  
every open issue.
(d) It needs to be stated clearly what the rule is.

If any issue gets this kind of distinctive marker, then I will expect  
the Chairs to make it a high priority to promptly bring it to a  
definitive resolution.


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