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Re: Issues 89 through 97

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:21:52 -0800
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Message-id: <2B2A71EC-4421-46B5-A14B-E9ADDC9F87F3@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>

On Jan 15, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> I've decided to not ask for an extension.
> You can put me down to write the change proposals for the items.

Thanks for the update. Should I put you down with the standard one-month deadline (let's say a month from tomorrow, so February 17th)? I'll assume so unless I hear otherwise.

 - Maciej

> Shelley
> 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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