ISSUE-175: Normative Reference to Work Attributed Solely to Pseudonymous Author

domparsing-ref

Normative Reference to Work Attributed Solely to Pseudonymous Author

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Raised by:
Julian Reschke
Opened on:
2011-09-06
Description:
The [DOMPARSING] reference in HTML5 appears to be a mandatory part of an HTML5
implementation, cf. 2.2.2:

"In addition, user agents must implement the features defined in the DOM Range,
DOM Parsing and Serialization, HTML Editing APIs, and UndoManager and DOM
Transaction specifications that apply to their conformance class. [DOMRANGE]
[DOMPARSING] [EDITING] [UNDO]"

The document referenced by [DOMPARSING] is attributed solely to a pseudonymous
entity.

The reporter (of this issue) contends that a mandatory, normative inclusion of
a work attributed to a pseudonymous entity:

(1) unnecessarily complicates research on the existence of related IPR as
pertains to application of the W3C Patent Policy;

(2) is contrary to past and existing practices regarding attribution of works
in the W3C or the inclusion of referenced works in W3C specifications;

(3) is contrary to an open and transparent development process of W3C supported
technologies and recommendations;

Proposed Resolution:

(1) formulate a formal policy on use of pseudonymous attributions on (1)
directly published W3C works, and (2) the appropriateness or inappropriateness
of normative reference to such works by W3C works;

(2) regarding the work in question, request the author to either provide a
non-pseudonymous attribution or to employ a second, attributable, identified
person as the primary author/editor (listed first among attributions);

See <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14029>.

Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-10-20: issue updates (from eoconnor@apple.com on 2011-10-20)
  2. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-10-20: issue updates (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-10-19)
  3. Re: ISSUE-175 domparsing-ref: Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-10-19)
  4. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2010-10-13: issue updates, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-10-13)
  5. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-10-13: issue updates, task force reports (from Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com on 2011-10-13)
  6. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2010-10-13: issue updates, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-10-12)
  7. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-10-06: Action items, new issues, issue progress, revert request, WG F2F registration (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-10-06)
  8. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-10-06: Action items, new issues, issue progress, revert request, WG F2F registration (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-10-05)
  9. {minutes} HTML WG telcon 2011-09-15 (from eoconnor@apple.com on 2011-09-15)
  10. Re: ISSUE-175 domparsing-ref: Chairs Solicit Proposals (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-09-15)
  11. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2011-09-15 (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-09-14)
  12. ISSUE-175 domparsing-ref: Chairs Solicit Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-09-14)
  13. HTML-ISSUE-175 (domrange-ref): Normative Reference to Work Attributed Solely to Pseudonymous Author (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-09-06)

Related notes:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Oct/0123.html

Sam Ruby, 19 Oct 2011, 15:43:12

Changelog:

Created issue 'Normative Reference to Work Attributed Solely to Pseudonymous Author' nickname domrange-ref owned by Julian Reschke on product , description 'The [DOMPARSING] reference in HTML5 appears to be a mandatory part of an HTML5
implementation, cf. 2.2.2:

"In addition, user agents must implement the features defined in the DOM Range,
DOM Parsing and Serialization, HTML Editing APIs, and UndoManager and DOM
Transaction specifications that apply to their conformance class. [DOMRANGE]
[DOMPARSING] [EDITING] [UNDO]"

The document referenced by [DOMPARSING] is attributed solely to a pseudonymous
entity.

The reporter (of this issue) contends that a mandatory, normative inclusion of
a work attributed to a pseudonymous entity:

(1) unnecessarily complicates research on the existence of related IPR as
pertains to application of the W3C Patent Policy;

(2) is contrary to past and existing practices regarding attribution of works
in the W3C or the inclusion of referenced works in W3C specifications;

(3) is contrary to an open and transparent development process of W3C supported
technologies and recommendations;

Proposed Resolution:

(1) formulate a formal policy on use of pseudonymous attributions on (1)
directly published W3C works, and (2) the appropriateness or inappropriateness
of normative reference to such works by W3C works;

(2) regarding the work in question, request the author to either provide a
non-pseudonymous attribution or to employ a second, attributable, identified
person as the primary author/editor (listed first among attributions);

See <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14029>.

' non-public

Julian Reschke, 6 Sep 2011, 19:28:09

nickname changed to 'domparsing-ref'

Julian Reschke, 6 Sep 2011, 20:13:45

Issue dissociated from any product

Julian Reschke, 6 Sep 2011, 20:13:45

Issue dissociated from any product

Sam Ruby, 19 Oct 2011, 15:43:12

Status changed to 'closed'

Sam Ruby, 19 Oct 2011, 15:43:12


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