[uf-discuss] hAtom - proposed move from draft to full spec

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Apr 10 14:40:53 PDT 2007

In message
<21e770780704101358r34955956g1c8075a59a7574ac at mail.gmail.com>, Brian
Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> writes

>On 4/9/07, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
>> On 4/9/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> >
>> > I contend that hAtom satisfies the requirements at:
>> >
>> >    <http://microformats.org/wiki/process#Specifications>
>> >
>> > and should be made a full specification. Any objections?
>--- yes, i have plenty of objections. We are currently at a version
>0.2 before we go an make any sort of VOTING process or we should make
>it much more clear how to move from a draft to spec.

I can't make any sense of that; and I don't believe that's a failure on
my part.

Do you mean that the much-vaunted process, described on the wiki, isn't




        You will usually need at least one iteration to get past the
        draft stage. By the time something becomes a specification, it
        should be stable so that developers can pick it up and write to
        it. This in turn implies that there are at least a couple of

        Before moving to the specifications section, drop a note to
        microformats-discuss and wait a day or two for major objections.
        If none are forthcoming, move the microformat to the
        specifications area. This move will wake up any sleeping
        editors, and they may raise an objection and move you back to
        draft. If you have followed the process, now is the time to pin
        them down. At this juncture, any remaining issues should be easy
        to resolve.

(Section quoted in full.)

>Just because some
>one says "i don't see anything wrong" doesn't mean there isn't.

Indeed. That's why I asked; as advised in "the process", quoted above.

>Instead of selecting microformats that people think should move from
>draft, we should spend that time to define what that actually MEANS.

How can several uFs already have moved from "draft" to "specification",
if we don't know what that means?

Andy Mabbett
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