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Re: creating issues for non-published documents?

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:30:16 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0271003301430q37cbf38cn2a453a508e4f51cc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 30, 2010, at 11:04 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
>>
>> On Mar 30, 2010, at 10:52 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>>
>>> IQuestion: how can we raise something as an issue when the bug is filed
>>> against a document that's not even published by this group, yet?
>>>
>>> This seems really screwy. For instance, what would the issue block?
>>> Not the HTML5 spec, would it?
>>
>> Each spec is blocked only by issues that apply to that spec.
>>
>> In the case of specs that have not yet been published as FPWD, it's not
>> totally clear how to apply the bug process and the escalation process. My
>> own inclination is that if an editor of a pre-FPWD document is willing to
>> follow the bug process, then we should also let people raise issues, but the
>> Chairs will probably not advance these issues through the formal process so
>> long as the underlying document remains unpublished. However, I have not
>> checked this thinking with my fellow co-Chairs, so take this as only a
>> preliminary opinion.
>
> The Chairs discussed this and agreed on the approach described above. We are
> ok with issues being raised, but we will not run the remainder of the
> escalation process for documents that are not (yet) publications of the
> Working Group. If at some point Steve's document is proposed and accepted as
> an HTML WG publication, then we will take up these issues and treat them as
> duly escalated. The reason is that we do not want to spend Working Group
> time on documents that we are not publishing. We want to focus on our actual
> deliverables.

That sounds like a very sensible approach. Thanks for the info.

>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>

Shelley
Received on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 21:30:50 UTC

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