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Re: Agenda: HTML-A11Y Media Subteam on 30 March at 22:00Z for 90 Minutes

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:47:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4D928BBE.5080205@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, "Silvia Pfeiffer (silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com)" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Frank Olivier <Frank.Olivier@microsoft.com>, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, "Maciej Stachowiak (mjs@apple.com)" <mjs@apple.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On 03/29/2011 08:18 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, Paul Cotton wrote:
>>
>> I just want to be very clear about the timing involved in this survey
>> delay.  We need any consolidation to occur BEFORE 6pm ET on Fri Apr 1 so
>> that the chairs can build and issue the survey later on Friday.
>>
>> I would appreciate one of the TF members taking on an action item to
>> send an explicit email on Friday describing the change proposals that
>> the survey for ISSUE-152 should be based on.
>
> For the record, I take issue with the way the drive to Last Call is
> forcing rushed decisions on complicated issues such as this one. I do not
> think the Web benefits from us forcing decisions to be made under pressure
> when there is no practical reason for any decision to be made in short
> order at all. This is a hugely complicated issue with many subtle aspects.
> The chairs are doing a serious disservice to the Web here.

For the record, the chairs are forcing NOTHING.

In particular, if everybody agrees -- as in, there is no dissent -- we 
will gladly mark ISSUE-152 as a Last Call issue, take it off the 
critical path for now, and leave the issue OPEN to be resolved later, 
with plenty of opportunity to still be included in HTML5.  Trust me when 
I say that nothing would make me happier.

That being said, the overall schedule[1] was agreed to by all in 
September of 2010.

In this particular case, the bug[2] in question was opened nearly a year 
ago, the first Change Proposal was created over a month ago[3], and the 
call for Alternate Proposals went out on the same day[4].

The one thing the chairs will do is support the right of those who did 
prepare a change proposal on schedule to have those change proposals 
evaluated properly.

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Sep/0074.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9452
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0363.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0376.html
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