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Re: Editor's Response in the proposed process (with particular note of spec diff links)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 04:33:25 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910210417450.26598@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 20 Oct 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 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:
> <http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html>.
> Status: ["Accepted"/"Partially Accepted"/"Rejected"]
> Change Description: ["no spec change", or explain actual spec change]
> Rationale: [give rationale for change or lack of change here]

Is it ok to just point to the diff for the change description?

> The other piece of information we would like in every resolved bugzilla 
> bug is a link to the relevant revision of the spec. I've talked to Ian 
> about this so far, not yet other editors. He is including the bugzilla 
> bug number in every commit. Ian tells me that, given the way he edits 
> the spec (with a long processing pipeline before the change is fully 
> committed, and often multiple edits in flight), it is awkward to include 
> a diff link in the bug at the time the bug is resolved.

Actually since I started including the bug number in the commit, I just 
just made the commit script post the diff to the bug. For example:


Is that ok?

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