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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:18:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908222004540.13844@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 22 Aug 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> I am interpreting Ian's response as a positive affirmation that other 
> than issue 41, all of the remaining could be incorporated into the draft 
> in a matter of days should the Working Group decide that a change was 
> needed.

All of the remaining what?

All I said about "a day" was that if we needed to write an I-D for 
text/html, I could do that in about a day, but that I thought that was the 
wrong way to do things.

> My understanding is than Ian considers, for example, issue 8 as closed, 
> though the Working Group does not.  In operational terms, that means 
> that he plans no further action on that item until or unless he gets 
> either new information or direction from the working group.  By 
> contrast, the three I listed I was assuming that Ian was planning on 
> working on, and indeed he confirmed that.

Rather than assuming anything about the issue tracker, I recommend using 
the actual issue lists that the chairs have told me to maintain, namely 
the bugs database, the pending list of e-mails, and the XXX markers.

> Issue 53, the subject of this email, is an example of an issue that Ian 
> identified as only taking a few hours.  Again, I was simply asking Ian 
> if the bulk of the remaining issues could also be done in an unspecified 
> "few" hours each; and I am treating Ian's response as the closest I am 
> likely to get to a "yes" from him at this time.

Please don't read between the lines of what I say -- I say exactly what I 
mean, no more and no less.

> > To be more specific about my request to the Chairs, we need to decide 
> > at least some of the following questions soon:
> > 
> > 1) Should HTML5's update to the text/html and application/xhtml+xml MIME
> > types be:
> >     A) Inline in the HTML5 spec, as is the custom for other recent W3C
> > specifications?
> >         OR
> >     B) Posted as an separate IETF RFC, updating the previous RFC for this
> > purpose?
> > 
> > 2) Do we need to decide the answer to #1 by Last Call?
> Please forgive the indirect answer, but what we need by Last Call is a 
> draft that enjoys the consensus of the Working Group.  I personally have 
> no opinion on question #1 (or more precisely: I can live with either), 
> and indeed, I view the proper role of a chair to be to not to make such 
> decisions, but rather to assess the consensus of the group.

Could you assess the consensus of the group on this issue, then? I need to 
know whether I need to do 1B above by last call.

> 1) The only identified issues that I am concerned about as potentially 
> requiring significant editorial effort once a decision is made are 
> issue-35 (aria-processing), issue-41 (distributed-extensibility), and 
> issue-74 (canvas-accessibility).  Of course, one may never know what one 
> might find when one turns over a rock, but of the issues I know of, 
> issues 35 and 74 are the ones that I believe that the working group 
> would find that the current draft does not adequately address, and that 
> these three are the only ones where the mechanics of incorporating a 
> decision of the Working Group into a Editors Draft is more than a few 
> days worth of work each.

Issue 35 is done. I am not aware of any bugs, e-mails, or XXX markers 
regarding the other ones, so I can't estimate how much time they would 
take -- I don't know what they are.

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