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Re: Revised Decision Policy for discussion

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 08:25:20 -0400
Message-ID: <4DDBA3B0.7040004@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
On 05/24/2011 07:43 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Maciej,
>> The following proposed revision of the Decision Policy resolves nearly all
>> outstanding bugs, including such frequent requests as defining the process
>> for reopening an issue, and defining the process to be followed for the LC
>> Review period. Comments welcome:
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy-v2.html
> Systems used in the decision policy should be accessible for use by
> persons with disabilities.
> Currently the decision policy and Last Call may lock out people who
> want to provide the HTML Working Group feedback because the HTML
> Chairs choose to use Bugzilla which currently has accessibility and
> usability problems.

Bugzilla is simply the backing datastore for tracking feedback.  There 
are multiple front-ends for entering data to be placed in this 
datastore, including a simple form in the specifications themselves.

Additionally, Steve Faulkner has volunteered to author another form. 
This effort is being tracked via ACTION 203:


I encourage you to work with Steve, develop a different form, or 
identify with specificity addressable issues for others to work on.

> It seems that the HTML Chairs as well as the W3C are responsible and
> would be liable for this choice. Problems were identified to the
> Chairs in the September 1, 2010 Bug 10525 [1] which you marked INVALID
> May 16, 2011.

The HTML Chairs and W3C staff will eagerly advertise any accessible 
options that are developed.

> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] The bug to improve Bugzilla's accessibility/usability problems
> before Last Call:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10525
> It was marked INVALID.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:26:49 UTC

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