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Re: This week's Q&A (general)

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:30:06 -0400
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To: <ishida@w3.org>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

At 15:05 03/06/17 +0100, Richard Ishida wrote:

>Building on an idea volunteered by Phil in a private note to me, I
>believe we should not publish Phil's currently proposed Q&A because it
>will require a good deal more work before it is ready and may still be
>difficult to bring into focus clearly enough for a Q&A.  I think we
>should use the material so far developed, with the additional comments
>on the list such as Tex's helpful input, towards developing the
>'article' we discussed during our last meeting that will be linked from
>the site as part of our outreach work.

I think that's a good idea.

>That leaves us with a gap for our weekly offering.  To get around this
>problem (given that Martin doesn't want to publish his new Q&A just

I didn't say that I don't want to publish that, I was just assuming
that we had enough other material.

>I wrote something today that may serve, will hopefully be not very
>controversial, and will also draw attention to the newly published
>Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages.  You can find it at:

I'll comment on it separately.

>If there are no strong objections to this course of action I propose the
>-       that we send comments on my new Q&A to the list asap
>-       that we mop up remaining comments during tomorrow's meeting
>-       that I publish Wednesday evening (or early Thurs am my time)
>-       that we publish subsequent Q&A's on Wednesday evenings (since I
>have been finalising edits at the beginning of the week lately, that
>would be a good thing anyhow).
>The last point would produce a publication schedule as follows:
>1       announce new Q&A to the list Monday (latest, but as far in
>advance as you like)
>2       comment on list
>3       discuss at Wednesday meeting
>4       contributor makes changes based on feedback by Friday
>5       RI and contributor consolidate changes and prepare on the site
>Monday & Tuesday
>6       publish on Wednesday

I think the more we spread out the schedule, the more difficult
it will get to stay on schedule. Having different questions
overlap will confuse things more and more.

Ideally, I would prefer:

- Send first draft to list by Monday at latest
- comments back mainly on Tuesday
- send a new version based on comments for discussion on Wednesday
- discussion on Wednesday (ideally, most issues should be resolved
   already, so that we don't spend too much time)
- Have Thursday/Friday for cleanup
- Publish for the new week

But of course, I'm less involved, and will defer to Richard, who
does the actual work.

Regards,  Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2003 11:01:47 UTC

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