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Response to WebCGM 2.0 comments sent by Kentarou

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 18:33:02 -0600
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To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org,public-webcgm-wg@w3.org

Hello Al,

The WebCGM WG thanks you for the comments on WebCGM 2.0 sent by Kentarou 
Fukuda <KENTAROU@jp.ibm.com> on Fri, 25 Aug 2006 20:38:59.

The WG wants to make a proposal for resolution, but to set context for the 
proposal, first a review of the LC history.

A.) About our LC history:

1- The Web CGM WG did a *pre announce* of the LC review with our intended 
schedule [1], asking the chairs if this schedule would fit them, especially 
these groups for coordination for which we specifically seek feedback from 
(Hypertext CG, DOM IG, WAI project, I18N WG, Web API WG, QA IG.)
--> There was no response from WAI indicating that this schedule did not 
fit them.

2- The Web CGM WG has sent the Last Call Review [2] on 26 Jun. The Last 
Call Review  ended on July 30th (allowing more than one month of review 

3 - The Web CGM WG has reminded the chairs and groups especially requesting 
feedback from those listed for coordination in the WG Charter like 
Hypertext CG, DOM IG, WAI project, I18N WG, Web API WG, QA IG. [3]
--> There was no response from WAI

4- Chris has also reminded a couple of times for WAI to send comments, and 
especially before our F2F.

5- A WebCGM F2F meeting occurred on 23, 24 and 25 Aug 2006. The goal of 
this meeting was to resolve WebCGM 2.0 Last Call comments and advance the 
specification. By Friday Aug 25 (end of meeting), we still had received no 
late comments.  Friday morning, we resolved to request CR based on the 
current issues resolutions and CR text just posted, and the meeting 
adjourned at 12:30pm.

6- After its meeting, the WebCGM WG sent its CR Transition Request -- Fri, 
25 Aug 2006 14:53:37.[4].

Unfortunately, the WAI comment sent by Kentarou  [5] arrive very late -- a 
couple hours after the F2F meeting adjourned, almost 4 weeks after Last 
Call review period ended.  Therefore the WebCGM WG could not consider it as 
a LC comment, and will not be able to incorporate it into the upcoming 
WebCGM 2.0 CR version.

B.) Proposal

The WebCGM WG believes that these comments are valuable and has discussed 
these during its telecon today.  The Group has drafted an Appendix document 
[6], which we hope will be a mutually satisfactory accommodation of your 
issues for WebCGM 2.0.  This informative Appendix will be incorporated into 
the WebCGM 2.0 PR version.

At this juncture, for an initial step, we would like to request your 
agreement with this way forward for WebCGM 2.0, based on an informative 
appendix such as [6].  Although we don't consider this a part of Last Call 
Review, it would probably be helpful if you could give some indication 
before our CR transition meeting next Tuesday Sept 5th- 11 am EST.

Then the PF and WebCGM WG will consult to finalize the exact wording of the 
new informative Appendix, to be added into WebCGM 2.0 PR version.

Best Regards,
Lofton Henderson
Chair WebCGM WG

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2006AprJun/0171.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2006AprJun/0204.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2006JulSep/0016.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2006JulSep/0105.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webcgm-wg/2006Aug/0064.html
[6] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/WG/2006/wai-appendix.html
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