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[Bug 11637] Disallow abusing the Decision Policy by escalating editorial bugs

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Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:10:45 +0000
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Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #7 from Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> 2011-03-09 19:10:42 UTC ---
The WG Chairs do not believe it is appropriate for us to start judging bugs or
issues to determine if they are "editorial" or not.  We do not believe that
this is a role the Chairs should take on since we believe that this kind of
evaluation is very subjective and would simply lead to too many appeals of such

In addition we believe the current Decision Policy is working appropriately. 
If the Editor deems a requested change to be inappropriate and if the bug
originator disagrees then the originator can escalate the bug and the WG then
deals with the matter.

ISSUE-109 is an example of the Decision Policy working on something that some
WG members "might" have thought was an "editorial change":

The resolution of ISSUE-109 demonstrates that the WG can decide on matters such
as titles and introductory text based on the principle of selecting the
proposal that draws the weakest objections.

The resolution of ISSUE-107 also demonstrates that the current Decision Policy
works in a case where the Editor thought the requested change was editorial.
Bug 8784 which was initially resolved as WONTFIX, Julian escalated it, provided
a proposal, no counter proposal was provided, and ultimately Julian's proposal
was adopted by amicable consensus by the WG.

For these reasons the Chairs do not believe that the Decision Policy should be
modified to change how "editorial"  bugs/issues are handled.

EDITOR'S RESPONSE: This is an Editor's Response to your comment. If you are
satisfied with this response, please change the state of this bug to CLOSED. If
you have additional information and would like the editor to reconsider, please
reopen this bug. If you would like to escalate the issue to the full HTML
Working Group, please add the TrackerRequest keyword to this bug, and suggest
title and text for the tracker issue; or you may create a tracker issue
yourself, if you are able to do so. For more details, see this document:

Status: Rejected
Change Description: no Decision Policy change
Rationale: See above response.

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