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Re: Issues 89 through 97

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:50:09 -0800
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Message-id: <765B17ED-07B0-4E53-B2D8-AEB832A32004@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

The chairs will confer privately and get back to you.

  - Maciej

On Jan 15, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> The chairs have asked for a volunteer to write the change proposals
> for some of these items. Though the items were entered in a staggered
> fashion, over a period of close to three months, they were all acted
> upon in a matter of a couple of days. This makes it difficult to set
> aside enough time to do a proper job on the change proposals,
> regardless of other commitments on my time.
>
> I originally started posting the bugs in October, expecting action on
> most in November and December, when I wasn't approaching a book
> deadline. Unfortunately, they were all acted upon in January. This is,
> unfortunately, the worst time for this to happen for me, as I can't
> afford distractions right now. As other book authors in this group can
> attest, the weeks before the draft is due are the most stressful, and
> the ones that can least afford distractions.
>
> I hate leaving these open, though, and seemingly unsupported. I also
> realize there are others interested in writing counter-proposals, but
> they're waiting on someone volunteering to write the initial proposal.
> I don't want to leave folks waiting on me, as I had to wait on others.
>
> I'd like to propose to the co-chairs and the group the following
> schedule for change proposals for these issues. The dates more or less
> match the intervals for the bugs, except for Issue 94, which will
> require the most extensive work:
>
> Issue 95 regarding the Hidden attribute - I can have a change proposal
> by February 15
>
> Issue 89 regarding the idioms section - I can have a chance proposal
> by February 22
>
> Issue 90 regarding redefining figure - I can have potentially two
> change proposals for this one, by March 5
>
> Issue 91 regarding clean up of aside - I can have a change proposal
> for this one March 12
>
> Issue 92 regarding clean up of table - I can have a change proposal
> for this one March 15
>
> This is the first set of issues, and all would fall before the March
> 14th deadline, if I held on volunteering until just before the Feb
> 14th deadline
>
> The next set would follow:
>
> Issue 93 regarding deleting the details element - I can have a change
> proposal for this one March 22
>
> Issue 96 regarding deleting the progress element -- change proposal  
> March 29th
>
> Issue 97 regarding deleting the meter element -- change proposal  
> April 5th
>
> Lastly the big one:
>
> Issue 94, splitting Web Applications Core - Change proposal by April  
> 23
>
> I think that's all of them. This would also stagger the items so that
> they're not hitting the group all at once. If you want longer
> intervals between items, I can certainly push the dates out.
>
> I think my request is reasonable, considering others have been granted
> extensions when they've needed the time. I also think it's fair,
> considering many of these were held for weeks, only to have a quick
> response of WONTFIX assigned.
>
> Regardless, I need to hear something from the chairs on this. I ended
> up holding for weeks for a response to these bugs. I don't want to
> have to be put on hold again, only to be told to rush my work in the
> end.
>
> Thanks
>
> Shelley
>
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 18:50:43 UTC

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