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Deadlines for reopening issues that were closed with prejudice

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:50:26 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTinQpVpoOLLE7jX=n1-wNoMzEqGLAQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Maciej, Paul, and Sam,

Version 2 of the new HTML WG Decision Policy outlines the process for
reopening an Issue:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v2.html#reopening

Point number four states:

"Note: a reopened issue may no longer qualify to be considered during
a currently running Pre-LC or LC review period and may instead be
taken up in the next milestone."
http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v2.html#reopening

So is seems even if new info is presented and a change proposal is
written the chairs may delay issues like table summary,  poster alt,
etc out to another milestone. Milestones are listed:

In the Charter:
http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#validate

On the HTML homepage:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/#sched
which links to:
http://www.w3.org/2011/Talks/0516-htmlupdate/#%287%29

Maciej posted a new revised timeline today:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0315.html

But none of this states specific dates for reopening issues that were
closed with prejudice.

There was confusion over the date to reconsider longdesc during
pre-last call. It would be good to clarify dates in advance so that
people working on reopening other accessibility issues are well aware
of deadlines that impact their work.

Maciej, Paul, and Sam, what is the latest possible date to request
(with the required new info and a Change Proposal) that an issue that
was closed with prejudice be reopened and then re-decided during this
current Last Call?  Would it be October 11, 2011 or November 8, 2011
or January 14, 2012 or February 11, 2012? Or will you be taking these
up at different milestone? If so what is that date?

Thanks.

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
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