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Re: HTML Working Group Decision Policy - for discussion

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:16:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4ACCF71F.8010305@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Thank you for the offer of assistance, but since the Bugzilla form 
requests additional information, I will be taking this back to the UAAG 
Working Group for consensus before entering the comments in Bugzilla.

I expect to be able to enter the comments in Bugzilla starting October 13.

Jeanne Spellman
W3C Staff Contact for the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working 
Group (UAWG)



Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Oct 7, 2009, at 4:28 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> 
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> Thanks to the HTML WG Chairs [1] for drafting a HTML Working Group
>> Decision Policy [2]. A procedure document such as this had been
>> lacking for some time [3]. So your work is much appreciated.
>>
>> One thing that doesn't seem to be addressed is how comments from the
>> HTML Public Comments list [4] will be handled.
> 
> Comments like that need to make it into bugzilla - either through the 
> efforts of the commenter, or by getting help from a volunteer. Sam and I 
> are both willing to help with bug filing if needed.
> 
>> The Spec says:
>> "If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please send
>> them to public-html-comments@w3.org (subscribe, archives) or
>> whatwg@whatwg.org (subscribe, archives), or submit them using our
>> public bug database." [5]
> 
> Assuming there aren't changes to the policy based on feedback from the 
> WG, we'll recommend changing these instructions in the spec.
> 
>>
>> How will public comments fit into this process? For instance the User
>> Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group sent in a substantial
>> list of issues yesterday [6].
> 
> I've seen their comments. If feedback on the Decision Policy does not 
> introduce major changes, my plan is as follows:
> 
> 1) Recommend that the UAAG WG file their issues in bugzilla, one per bug.
> 2) Offer to do this for them if necessary.
> 
> I've been holding off on making this request for now for now, because 
> the policy was so close to being ready that it seemed better to wait a 
> little, and cite the policy. We have experienced some cases of confusion 
> when trying to act on parts of the policy before it was publicly 
> documented, and I did not want to cause additional confusion.
> 
> That being said, if the UAAG WG would like to file bugs now, without 
> waiting until the policy is 100% solid, then that would be appreciated 
> and helpful. The suggested info to include in a bugzilla bug is 
> described in the Decision Policy draft.[1]
> 
> Regards,
> Maciej
> 
> [1] 
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#bugzilla-bug
> 
Received on Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:16:49 UTC

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