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Bug 12452 - Make sure acknowledgements are updated
Summary: Make sure acknowledgements are updated
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P4 trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-08 11:05 UTC by Martin Kliehm
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:14 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Martin Kliehm 2011-04-08 11:05:50 UTC
The current list of HTML WG participants in the acknowledgements section [1] is outdated. For example, Michael Cooper, Janina Sajka, and Rich Schwerdtferger are missing. Please make sure the section reflects the list of HTML WG members [2] before the spec is finalized. I guess there's no urgent need to update the list more frequently or before CR, unless it can be done automatically.

Comment 1 Ms2ger 2011-04-08 11:48:03 UTC
That's not a list of WG members, it's a list of people whose suggestions have improved the specification. It makes very limited sense to add people to that list just because of membership of a WG. (No opinion on whether the mentioned people should be listed, I don't follow public-html.)
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-06-21 06:12:11 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The list is a list of people who have said something that has caused the spec to change. I maintain it as I edit the spec. Often people who make suggestions are actually not the first person to make a suggestion, in those cases I list the first person. If there's someone you know has said something that has caused the spec to change but they're not listed in the spec, point me to the bug or e-mail where I made the change in response, and I'll fix it (it does happen!).

The acknowledgements aren't a list of members because there's 1700+ WHATWG members and 400+ W3C HTML WG members and a high turnover, and the list would quickly become unmanageable and pointless. (And since anyone can join either group, the list would quickly become just a list of anyone who wants their name listed, which is quite useless).
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:14:12 UTC
mass-move component to LC1