Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll - update 2

On Aug 2, 2009, at 4:02 PM, John Foliot wrote:

> Frankly I really don't care about @summary enough to be spending all  
> this
> time and effort on: it is an open action item at the HTML WG (Issue  
> 32),
> that has been making its way through process.  I would abide by any
> decision reached that way.  I take serious umbrage however with the  
> fact
> that the current editor sees fit to pre-ordain the result, and  
> moreover
> tell content authors to ignore existing WAI guidance.

This is simply a misunderstanding of the process. The draft does not  
pre-ordain a result, it's a proposal to the Working Group. The issue  
remains open, and the Editor specifically asked for a vote. So far  
we've failed to hold a vote because no one has provided suitable text.  
The lack of final decision is now disrupting the working group. I  
would like to see this issue definitively resolved.

Since no one has proposed suitable polling text for the actual  
summary="" issue so far, I volunteer to do so. If the chairs are ok  
with me doing it, I can have polling text ready by Friday at the  
latest that I believe most people will find acceptable. In the  
meantime, I think we should either publish a Working Draft as is, and  
be ready to republish after the summary="" issue is resolved, or wait  
to publish until we've resolved the summary issue.

I think the desire to publish quickly to meet the heartbeat  
requirement, combined with the desire to tie this and other issues to  
publication, is not conducive to good decision making.


Received on Monday, 3 August 2009 00:56:29 UTC