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[Bug 9187] Need transparency in issue and bug status in databases & document.

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--- Comment #14 from Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>  2010-04-01 17:38:03 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Could the chairs please confirm:
> * If a change proposal is not completed by its deadline, the issue will be
> closed without prejudice and DEFERRED to the NEXT VERSION of HTML.
> * An issue that is closed without prejudice in this way can only be re-raised
> with approval of the HTML Chairs. It is an ENDPOINT for the escalation process.
> Are these correct?

I would suggest the addition of the word "presumed" before DEFERRED.  This
would make this part of the sentence consistent with "closed without prejudice"
and "can ... be re-raised with approval of the HTML chairs".

I don't think we need to annotate this further in the process itself, but my
expectation is that the chairs will entertain any or all fully-thought out
proposals that have a reasonable chance of gaining consensus.  That being said,
once an issue has timed out, I do not believe that it is anybody's best
interest to allow the WG to spend further time on proposals that are not
fully-thought out or do not have a reasonable chance of gaining consensus.

[if it will help, I'll gladly split this out to a separate bug report]

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