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Re: Issues list for HTML WG

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:55:13 -0400
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070625143802.M73125@hicom.net>

aloha, karl!

i have been attempting to keep a few issues alive on the ESW Wiki,
and have several more in composition (it takes a long time because
the ESW wiki won't accept normal HTML, leaving the output mostly 
presentational) but what i wanted to communicate is that (a) i 
will continue to do so, and (b) a week or 2 ago, i mounted an 
HTML Working Group Wiki Space Index, which is located at:

http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/TableOfContents

and which is linked-to from the HTML wiki space's front page...

it was, at first, populated only by the results of ESW's internal 
search functionality (searched string: HTML/*)

this may not be a formal bug tracker, but it is a means of 
collating all HTML WG oriented wiki pages into a central 
directory from which an ersatz bug tracker (or a real one) 
can be generated...

so, i volunteer to do more consistent work on the wiki, especially
in light of all the proposals i've made so far -- and the counter 
arguments -- are archived in accordance with the HTML/IssueTemplate

i hope this helps answer your question and request -- actually, 
Laura C might be the best bet for overall-HTML WG wiki space 
supervisor, and i promise to continue to contribute content and 
assist in any way possible...

if anyone has raised an issue on the wiki that isn't indexed at:

http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/TableOfContents

PLEASE let me know, and it will be added -- or, if you're comfortable 
using the wiki interface, you can add it yourself...

side note: i arranged the index alphabetically for now; i also 
would like to remove the HTML/ prefix to the issue names, as it 
defeats the purpose of alphabetizing and makes it more onerus on 
the user -- keeping the HTML/ prefix in the index entry strikes 
me as a very bad idea, because it would force those dependent on 
lists of links and (a WCAG1 requirement) avoid repetitious hyperlink 
text (that is, one has to traverse this list of links using the h 
key, rather than by the actual issue name...  before i effected that 
change, however, i thought it prudent to place the decision in the 
hands of the chairs, editors, and WG, but i quote see unquote no 
reason why the prefix HTML/ can't be removed from the index, for 
useability's and accessibility's sake...

gregory.

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:06:33 +0900
Subject: Issues list for HTML WG Re: dropping longdesc attribute

[snip]
> The lack of a proper bug/issues tracking system
> 1. creates frustration.
> 
> 2. leads to discussions then time which would be better used for 
>  constructive comments.
> 
> Would someone or a pair of persons agreed on tracking issues on 
> the  list? I don't find hixie's inbox a reasonable system in 
> terms of community.
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