W3C TR Announcements and Feedback [was: Inline macros ]

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 01:02:33 -0400


Message-Id: <m0uCffu-0002UPC@beach.w3.org>
To: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Cc: davido@objarts.com, www-html@w3.org
Subject: W3C TR Announcements and Feedback [was: Inline macros ]
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 25 Apr 1996 19:01:22 CDT."
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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 01:02:33 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <01I3YW8JZ6IQ0085G9@SCI.WFBR.EDU>, Foteos Macrides writes:
>
>	I got several private email queries about where I saw the
>annoucements for those drafts, and I didn't, nor do I know if a
>formal announcement procedure exists.  My understanding is that
>one should check that directory regularly,

You understand correctly, unfortunately.

On the other hand, there is a way to be notified by email whenever
our TR page changes. See:

	http://www.netmind.com/#URL-minder

We (w3c) should announce tech reports (by sending out the abstracts,
etc.). We announce them via the W3C newsletter, but that goes to
members only. We sometimes send an announcement to www-talk and to some
member-only lists. But we should have a list just for this, ala
ietf-announce.

> and when a draft appears
>there, it's open for general discussion on the approriate foo-wg
>email list (for those two, html-wg@w3.org).

Not quite. html-wg@w3.org is, ironically, an IETF working group
mailing list. The scripting and objects drafts have _not_ been
submitted to that working group for review. They're W3C working
drafts, not Internet drafts.

The drafts are available for public consumption, but we haven't begun
the public review phase, i.e. we're not set up to handle comments from
the public in an orderly fashion. Of course, the email address of the
editor is on the draft...

I gather folks are somewhat confused about the process surrounding
these drafts. That's understandable. It will take time to establish
the W3C process and get folks familiar with it. I wish we had more
time for polished process, but we don't.

Daniel W. Connolly        "We believe in the interconnectedness of all things"
Research Scientist, MIT/W3C     PGP: EDF8 A8E4 F3BB 0F3C  FD1B 7BE0 716C FF21 
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