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Re: XHTML 2 Issue handling

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:23:00 -0400
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050526152300.GC31220@homer.w3.org>

* Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> [2005-05-25 22:48-0500]
> 
> While I do not typically participate in these forums, I wanted to 
> confirm that Bjoern's data is correct.  We did reject his request, and 
> we did provide some rationale for that rejection. 
> 
> I would agree that the response was inadequate, as was the time it took 
> us to respond to his comment.  Frankly, the about of time that had 
> passed was what made it challenging to respond in a substantive manner.  
> So much has changed in the intervening period that some of the comments 
> are overcome by events.  I know that I personally was chagrined to 
> discover that this issue (and some other older issues) had not been 
> formally responded to. That is why I took the action of responding to 
> them; albeit in a brief manner. 
> 
> You all should know that, regardless of how long it has taken to 
> generate formal responses, every issue you submit is logged, recorded, 
> and discussed almost immediately.  Usually the issues are disposed of in 
> one way or another immediately as well.  Usually, the submitter receives 
> a response about their submission quite quickly.  However, those 
> responses are almost always sent privately - not to these forums. 

Ah. That is useful to know. Please change this practice! It is hugely
useful to have a public record of design decisions and interactions with
reviewers. If responses aren't made public, they're hard to cite when
the same FAQ crops up in discussions here and elsewhere...

cheers,

Dan
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 15:23:09 UTC

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