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RE: ISSUE-127: Rough draft of Cross-Working Group Review Policy

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:11:43 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Message-ID: <267F18971244A34BA58D684E5EAA4E6F2C8EA96D@TK5EX14MBXC139.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
ISSUE-27 is in the Pending Review state since this was requested at last week's WG meeting:

So far we have had only one comment which Maciej has accepted.  

If there are no more comments by this week's WG meeting call I plan to propose that we close this action item and finalize the review policy.


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Maciej Stachowiak
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 12:15 PM
To: Jonas Sicking
Cc: public-html@w3.org WG
Subject: Re: Rough draft of Cross-Working Group Review Policy

On Feb 4, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Hi Maciej,
> I think it would be a good idea if the collected comments are posted
> to public-html for review before being sent to the other WG. This is
> not to try to gain consensus on the comments, but to allow the
> individuals to ensure that their intended comments are reflected in
> the submission.

Good point. Let's assume that goes between step 4 and step 5. I'll post an updated version once we get some more comments.

 - Macie

> / Jonas
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> The following is my proposed revision of Paul's procedure for cross-WG review:
>> = Proposed Policy for Cross-Working Group Review of Last Call Working Drafts =
>> Often other Working Groups ask the HTML Working Group to review a Last Call Working Draft. Many Working Drafts impact our work. The intent of this policy is to facilitate review with a minimum of process overhead, and at the same time without accidentally misleading the receiving Working Group about the source and nature of the comments.
>> We would take the following steps:
>> 1) Chairs call for one or more volunteers to collect review comments from the Working Group.
>> 2) Once chosen, the volunteer sets a deadline to provide comments.
>> 3) Working Group members provide review comments.
>> 4) The comments are collected and identified according to the person or persons who made or actively supported the comment.
>> 5) The collected comments are submitted to the Working Group seeking review. The collected comments will be prefaced with a statement like the following:
>> "These are collected comments from members of the HTML Working Group on FooBarML 4.2. Comments have not been reviewed for Working Group consensus. To follow up on a particular comments, please contact the individuals responsible for each comment as well as the HTML Working Group."
>> In addition to the collected comments, Working Group members are also free to comment on Last Call Working Drafts of other groups individually.
>> Regards,
>> Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 15:12:18 UTC

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