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Re: Issues 89 through 97

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:38:37 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001151838i56541f8fj799fd0498e7ff47b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
I've decided to not ask for an extension.

You can put me down to write the change proposals for the items.


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> The chairs will confer privately and get back to you.
>  - Maciej
> On Jan 15, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> The chairs have asked for a volunteer to write the change proposals
>> for some of these items. Though the items were entered in a staggered
>> fashion, over a period of close to three months, they were all acted
>> upon in a matter of a couple of days. This makes it difficult to set
>> aside enough time to do a proper job on the change proposals,
>> regardless of other commitments on my time.
>> I originally started posting the bugs in October, expecting action on
>> most in November and December, when I wasn't approaching a book
>> deadline. Unfortunately, they were all acted upon in January. This is,
>> unfortunately, the worst time for this to happen for me, as I can't
>> afford distractions right now. As other book authors in this group can
>> attest, the weeks before the draft is due are the most stressful, and
>> the ones that can least afford distractions.
>> I hate leaving these open, though, and seemingly unsupported. I also
>> realize there are others interested in writing counter-proposals, but
>> they're waiting on someone volunteering to write the initial proposal.
>> I don't want to leave folks waiting on me, as I had to wait on others.
>> I'd like to propose to the co-chairs and the group the following
>> schedule for change proposals for these issues. The dates more or less
>> match the intervals for the bugs, except for Issue 94, which will
>> require the most extensive work:
>> Issue 95 regarding the Hidden attribute - I can have a change proposal
>> by February 15
>> Issue 89 regarding the idioms section - I can have a chance proposal
>> by February 22
>> Issue 90 regarding redefining figure - I can have potentially two
>> change proposals for this one, by March 5
>> Issue 91 regarding clean up of aside - I can have a change proposal
>> for this one March 12
>> Issue 92 regarding clean up of table - I can have a change proposal
>> for this one March 15
>> This is the first set of issues, and all would fall before the March
>> 14th deadline, if I held on volunteering until just before the Feb
>> 14th deadline
>> The next set would follow:
>> Issue 93 regarding deleting the details element - I can have a change
>> proposal for this one March 22
>> Issue 96 regarding deleting the progress element -- change proposal March
>> 29th
>> Issue 97 regarding deleting the meter element -- change proposal April 5th
>> Lastly the big one:
>> Issue 94, splitting Web Applications Core - Change proposal by April 23
>> I think that's all of them. This would also stagger the items so that
>> they're not hitting the group all at once. If you want longer
>> intervals between items, I can certainly push the dates out.
>> I think my request is reasonable, considering others have been granted
>> extensions when they've needed the time. I also think it's fair,
>> considering many of these were held for weeks, only to have a quick
>> response of WONTFIX assigned.
>> Regardless, I need to hear something from the chairs on this. I ended
>> up holding for weeks for a response to these bugs. I don't want to
>> have to be put on hold again, only to be told to rush my work in the
>> end.
>> Thanks
>> Shelley
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