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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:42:45 -0500
Message-ID: <497F55A5.2050502@intertwingly.net>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>

James Graham wrote:
> 
>>> and how feedback to
>>> such a proposal is collected.
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/
> 
> So, having discussed with with DanC and Sam on IRC I think this 
> statement is a little misleading. As far as I can tell (and I hope that 
> someone will correct me if I am wrong), the mailing list (and, I guess, 
> the bug database) is still the primary means for feedback. However if 
> someone has feedback that they would like tracked in the tracker for 
> whatever reason, they can request that an entry for it be added there. 
> This request will be granted by someone with tracker write access 
> subject to the requirement only that it is a genuine piece of feedback.
> 
> This model seems a little different to that used by Mike Smith (in that 
> model, the tracker represented issues of concern to the whole group) 
> although I guess for issues not in the tracker, it is assumed that the 
> feedback will be dealt with by the editor directly so maybe the net 
> effect will be similar.

Misleading?  I'm willing to go with "flat out wrong". :-)

The W3C tracker is effectively one index for the issues that were raised 
on the mailing list.  Other indexes may also exist (I know Ian keeps one).

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 18:43:38 UTC

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