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Re: Architecture or process?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 11 Sep 2002 08:16:32 -0500
To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1031750193.2991.3246.camel@dirk>

On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 06:36, Graham Klyne wrote:
> 
> Is it *really* appropriate for TAG to discussing/expounding W3C process issues?

It's not ideal, but it's not clear that there's a better option
in this case, given the nature of the issue that was raised;
these changes are motivated by discussion of
exactly that question, on 8 July:

[[[
[DaveO]
hmm.. seeming less and less like an architectural principle and more
like w3c process issue.

[Ian]
IJ: The text must be in spec, but isn't required to be registered.

DC: Area directors said "Don't want to put in the registry until it goes
to Rec." They prefer to just have internet draft published every 6
months. They would rather your type not be in registry but not in
internet draft index.

CL: What can we point to when people tell us we are doing it wrong?

TB: I agree with DO's point that this is a process issue. Let's rewrite
finding to say that registration process must proceed in parallel with
w3c process, and documents must be readily available from w3c specs.

DC: Water down more: Registration information is relevant and needs to
be reviewed along with everything else in your spec.

IJ: Please note current best practice as we understand it.

TB: if we write a strong arch principle saying "You have to get this
work done" then that is enough for the Director to stand on.

PC: I think we need a cookbook for chairs on what to do.DO: I'd rather
us spend more time on arch principles and our issues list.

[TBray]
Particularly given that the TAG has substantial consensus... it's
irritating that we have to keep investing time on this. If we want a
cookbook, how do we get it?

[Ian]
DC: I agree that this is process, but who do we hand this to?

PC: Our finding should say "here lie alligators" if uncertain process.

Action PC: Propose alternative wording for finding.
]]]

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