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RE: Notice of impending Formal Objection to Issue 30 Decision (@longdesc)

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:46:41 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
CC: 'Sam Ruby' <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F8087DBE3A@TK5EX14MBXC138.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Actually there is a third option:

A WG member can appeal the Chairs' decision to the Director as per:


3.5 Appeal of a Chair's Decision

Groups resolve issues through dialog. Individuals who disagree strongly with a decision SHOULD register with the Chair any Formal Objections<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#FormalObjection> (e.g., to a decision made as the result of a vote<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#Votes>).

When group participants believe that their concerns are not being duly considered by the group, they MAY ask the Director<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#def-Director> (for representatives of a Member organization, via their Advisory Committee representative) to confirm or deny the decision. The participants SHOULD also make their requests known to the Team Contact<http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#TeamContact>. The Team Contact MUST inform the Director when a group participant has raised concerns about due process.

Any requests to the Director to confirm a decision MUST include a summary of the issue (whether technical or procedural), decision, and rationale for the objection. All counter-arguments, rationales, and decisions MUST be recorded.


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada

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-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-a11y-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-a11y-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Maciej Stachowiak
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:41 PM
To: John Foliot
Cc: 'Sam Ruby'; 'HTML Accessibility Task Force'
Subject: Re: Notice of impending Formal Objection to Issue 30 Decision (@longdesc)

On Aug 12, 2010, at 3:36 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> (cc list radically trimmed)



>> Additionally, there is the path forward of a Formal Objection.



> It appears that this may indeed be the required path, unless the Chairs are

> indicating that they are still open to revisiting their current decision. Is

> that what I am hearing?

For anyone who disagrees with the decision and would like to take further action, the following options are available:

(1) Enter a Formal Objection.

(2) Provide new information that was not available at the time of the decision, which may lead to reopening the issue.

Point-by-point back and forth discussion is not really helpful at this stage. One of the two options above is required, for the issue to be revisited. John, I appreciate your passion on this issue, I hope you will channel it into one of these avenues.


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