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Re: Formal Objection Tracker is missing a FO

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:51:20 +0100
Message-Id: <70BB02C4-9790-4681-97C6-4B300748EA70@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
> On 10/04/2010 09:51 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
> >
> > By submitting Last Call comments here in this email list, as part of the
> > broader W3C Last Call process, I can participate, fully, throughout the
> > entire process.
> 
> We will NOT use the 
> public-html-comments@w3.org
>  email as the target for 
> discussions related to any comments entered here.

Sorry, I had a bit of trouble parsing that (or at least understanding the significance).

My interpretation is that WG discussion of LC comments will happen in the normal WG fora (such as the WG mailing list).

This is bog standard.

The WG *response* to LC comments will, presumably, at least be cced to the forum wherein they were made, such as this list? If there is further discussion with the raiser, I presume that will happen here as well?

(Again, this is pretty standard.)

So, Shelley, if you want to be in on the internal WG debate (and do things like vote), making an LC comment leaves you no more involved with *those*. An LC comment *does* have to be vetted with you and if you refuse to be satisfied, brought forth to the director at transition time.

A reasonable strategy is to raise the comment *now* as a bug. If the working group fails to dispose of it to your satisfaction, you can raise it as an LC comment. (i.e., "My comment is that I'm not satisfied with the WG resolution to my bug #237.") That may trigger another round of discussion, which may just be "We're not going to change this." 

My personal experience is early bugs are preferred and I would imagine be treated without prejudice. The tactics of commenting vary with the situation.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Tuesday, 5 October 2010 08:51:51 GMT

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