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Re: [CSS21] accepted/recommended forms of Subject for WD comments

From: Gérard Talbot <www-style@gtalbot.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:18:00 -0800
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To: "Peter Moulder" <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, "W3C style mailing list" <www-style@w3.org>

Le Dim 12 décembre 2010 2:54, Peter Moulder a écrit :
> On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 06:08:01PM +0100, Bert Bos wrote:
>> When you send comments, please send them to this mailing list,
>> <www-style@w3.org>, and include
>>
>>     [CSS21]
>>
>> in the subject.
>
> I see that both this announcement ("[CS21]") and some of the first
> comments sent ("[CSS 2.1]") use a different tag.
>
> In order to minimize the chance of any comments being missed by anyone
> scanning this mailing list, can someone please post a regexp or list of
> tags that will actually be searched for, so that humans reading the list
> can decide whether a post will be missed and post a followup (i.e. with
> appropriate In-Reply-To header but with "[CSS21]" in the subject line)
> that notes that the original appears to be intended as a comment on the
> CSS 2.1 working draft?
>
> Also related to subject lines: I see that some of the first comments
> helpfully include other text in the subject to mark the post as
> specifically a formal comment on the working draft (as distinct from
> messages about test suites, implementations, minutes, messages like this
> one, etc.), and to indicate the relevant section(s).  This seems useful,
> even if only so that other commenters can check whether an issue has
> already been reported.  Do editors or working group members have any
> preference for the form of these "sub-tags" ?  There's value in it being
> fairly short, to make it more likely that the full subject is visible
> in a mailer window, and make it less likely that the subject line is
> wrapped in the raw (rfc822) form of the message (which interferes with
> some simple-minded tools).  In absence of any subsequent suggestions or
> emerging consensus in practice, I suggest
> "[CSS21] WD2010 8.3.1: Short identifying description of issue".
>
> Thanks,
>
> pjrm.


Peter,

I have used

[CSS 2.1] WD 07 Dec. 2010: section x.y.z Subject description

Another idea:
[CSS 2.1] 20101207: section x.y.z Subject description

or

[CSS 2.1 WD 20101207]: section x.y.z Subject description

I think there should be a blank white space between "CSS" and "2.1" but
there is no consensus on this. Using square brackets should be encouraged.

Searching in/among subject lines in a mailing list like this one is
important. Anything promoting searchability, discoverability helps and
will help everyone.

regards, Gérard
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