[whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 23 21:53:39 PDT 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> That sounds to me like a good reason to declare a freeze at last call, 
>> and release an immutable "beta 1" on which comments can be made.  Then 
>> close the comment period on beta 1, and (potentially) release a beta 2, 
>> etc.
> Unfortunately that would just mean that most people commenting on beta 1 
> would be reporting the same issues that have already been fixed. We've 
> already seen this happen with the W3C version of the draft

Then you're not putting up a big enough deprecation notice at the top!
Also, comments should be disabled once the comment period has closed.


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