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Re: heartbeat poll and an abstain option

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 08:33:42 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0908040633u1e12d9b8ked096282bed30067@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Julian,

> my understanding is the poll will allow is to articulate a preference about
> how the spec should treat @summary.

Yes. Delineating open issues [1] in the spec and following W3C's due
process is reasonable. The spec could be updated in this manner for
other open issues [2] (@profile etc).  John's text mends the process
in one quintessential example, namely @summary. It is a good start.

Best Regards,

 [1]: Sam Ruby wrote to John Foloit

> The way I would prefer to proceed with issues like this is for people
> like yourself to draft an even-toned text expressing the fact that this
> is an "open issue" (indicated in red boxes in the document, and marked
> up with class="XXX") and for the draft to be published after this has
> been added to the document.  By even toned, I mean that things like
> "unresolved" and "direct contradiction with WCAG 2 Guidance" are fine

[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/open

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 13:34:17 UTC

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