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Re: ISSUES: First draft of open issues document.

From: Lynn Andrea Stein <lynn.stein@olin.edu>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:43:43 -0500
Message-ID: <3C84D99E.FE117C96@olin.edu>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: "Smith, Michael K" <michael.smith@eds.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org


Dan Connolly wrote:
> Also... there are rules that say we have
> to close all our issues before we're done:
> 
> "5.2.2 Last Call Working Draft
> 
> Entrance criteria. Before advancing a technical report to Last Call
> Working Draft, the Working Group must:
> 
>    [...]
>    2. formally address all issues raised by Working Group participants,
> other Working Groups, the Membership, and the public about the Working
> Draft."
> 
>         -- http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process-20010719/tr.html#last-call
> 
> So we should excercise some discipline in putting stuff on the issues
> list, since we'll need to resolve it before we can claim victory.


A proposal:  Can we list things with some weasel wording, like:

Decide whether to deal with issue X (or whether issue X is in our
scope...), so that "formally address" would be satisfied by deciding it
wasn't something we were going to deal with?

I would very much like to see someplace where we can record all possible
open issues, knowing that some of them will not be resolved.  My
suggestion is intended to provide a way that we can put something onto
this issues list without committing to resolving it before we're done. 
(I think it's good to know what we haven't dealt with, too.)

Lynn
Received on Tuesday, 5 March 2002 09:43:51 GMT

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