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Re: splits, discussions, and manic behavior

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:12:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.1001092059110.18772@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 9 Jan 2010, Laura Carlson wrote:
> Maciej wrote:
> 
> > I'm not sure all the splits were done with sincerity of intent 
> > (rather, some of them seem to have done just to prove a point).
> 
> Ian what was your true intent? Were you trying to prove a point?  If so 
> what was it?

I was (and still am) trying to follow the process, and trying to resolve 
the bugs Shelley filed in a manner consistent with the chairs' decision on 
Microdata. I am baffled to learn that Shelley's actual admitted goal is 
not to improve the spec or to have me resolve the bugs, but just to file 
issues [1], despite her complaining over the past few weeks that I have 
not been resolving her bugs [2] [3].

All the recent splits and unsplits were done in line with the bugs: where 
people had commented on the proposals I tried to take their input into 
account, just like Shelley's; where they had not, I assumed that the issue 
was mostly uncontroversial. Where people objected, I reverted the changes 
as soon as possible. This is consistent both with the process I have been 
asked to follow and with how I've handled bugs in the past.

I apologise for any confusion, and welcome specific guidance on how to 
handle similar bugs in the future [4] [5] [6].

[1] http://www.w3.org/mid/643cc0271001090631p557a701bma16f85e935f87fed@mail.gmail.com
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Dec/0328.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jan/0085.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8552
[5] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8555
[6] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8118

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