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Re: Rough draft of Cross-Working Group Review Policy

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:14:37 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <B704EA6B-2549-4796-9DF5-ACB7DF61244E@apple.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Feb 4, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Hi Maciej,
> 
> I think it would be a good idea if the collected comments are posted
> to public-html for review before being sent to the other WG. This is
> not to try to gain consensus on the comments, but to allow the
> individuals to ensure that their intended comments are reflected in
> the submission.

Good point. Let's assume that goes between step 4 and step 5. I'll post an updated version once we get some more comments.

 - Macie

> 
> / Jonas
> 
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> 
>> The following is my proposed revision of Paul's procedure for cross-WG review:
>> 
>> 
>> = Proposed Policy for Cross-Working Group Review of Last Call Working Drafts =
>> 
>> Often other Working Groups ask the HTML Working Group to review a Last Call Working Draft. Many Working Drafts impact our work. The intent of this policy is to facilitate review with a minimum of process overhead, and at the same time without accidentally misleading the receiving Working Group about the source and nature of the comments.
>> 
>> We would take the following steps:
>> 
>> 1) Chairs call for one or more volunteers to collect review comments from the Working Group.
>> 2) Once chosen, the volunteer sets a deadline to provide comments.
>> 3) Working Group members provide review comments.
>> 4) The comments are collected and identified according to the person or persons who made or actively supported the comment.
>> 5) The collected comments are submitted to the Working Group seeking review. The collected comments will be prefaced with a statement like the following:
>> 
>> "These are collected comments from members of the HTML Working Group on FooBarML 4.2. Comments have not been reviewed for Working Group consensus. To follow up on a particular comments, please contact the individuals responsible for each comment as well as the HTML Working Group."
>> 
>> In addition to the collected comments, Working Group members are also free to comment on Last Call Working Drafts of other groups individually.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Maciej
>> 
>> 
>> 
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