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closing bugs while there's still an open issue (related to dt/dd)

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 22:28:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4AC967E9.3040208@burningbird.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
Bugs that have not been resolved, associated with issues that are still 
being discussed, should be kept open.

They are, technically, not "closed". They're also a way to provide new 
information related to both the original bug, and the new issues. Only 
certain HTML WG members have write access to the Issues Trackers, but 
any interested party can add information to the bug. Yes, we can do so 
when it's closed, but it falls under the radar, and outside of "open 
bug" search parameters.

I discovered that a discussion on the use of dt/dd in details and 
figures happened in the WhatWG list [2]. I felt the arguments provided 
in that discussion were pertinent this particular bug.

At a minimum, bugs should not be closed, and marked won't fix, until a 
discussion by the HTML WG. Bug closure should not be based on a 
unilateral decision by one person.


[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7657
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 03:29:08 UTC

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