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Re: ISSUE-93 (details): Return Details Element [HTML 5 spec]

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 12:16:17 -0800
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML Weekly WG <public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <CE4993B0-8C6C-4271-9851-F8E8A6D0872F@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

On Jan 8, 2010, at 10:37 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> I marked the issue as postponed. If the bug does result in resolution
> where everyone is happy, we can mark it closed. If not, we can raise
> the issue again.
> Is this equitable?

I think Ian is correct that raising the issue was out of order. I also  
agree with you that it would be wasteful to close the issue and raise  
a new one after the bug is resolved again. However, in the Tracker,  
issues can just as easily be moved from CLOSED to RAISED as vice  
versa. Therefore I suggest we mark the issue CLOSED for now, but reuse  
it and bring it back to RAISED if we need an issue for this bug after  
all. I would mildly prefer to do that than to have the tracker issue  
in an odd state. Does that sound ok?

Besides the order of operations, I'd like to note one other procedural  
matter about this tracker issue: an issue should be raised only if  
someone sincerely objects to the bug resolution and asks for  
escalation. It's ok for someone who agrees to actually do the  
mechanics, but only if someone who objects asks for escalation. In  
this case, it doesn't look to me like anyone who disagrees with the  
disposition asked for escalation in the bug. I do appreciate that you  
raised this issue in the spirit of helpfulness, and I don't want you  
to shy away from helping people out in the future. But I mention this  
so that, if we get to the point in the process where raising an issue  
would be in order, we make sure to pay attention to this detail.  
Issues should not be raised speculatively, only if someone sincerely  
objects to a bug resolution and asks to escalate.

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