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Re: Bug 11239

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 17:47:14 -0700
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <439D768F-D6E9-4A66-B6B2-73328A11C152@apple.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Apr 28, 2011, at 5:19 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Sorry Maciej, I simply don't have time to follow all the polls going
> on in the WG and try to focus on areas where I feel I can be more
> useful. Canvas accessibility is not one that I've had time to research
> and thus I mostly stay out of it.

Yes, I realize there are many issues and it can be hard to follow. This is one reason there is a procedure for providing new information.

> I looked at the decision policy document for how to take action after
> a WG decision has been made. Unfortunately I only see steps for making
> a formal objection, no steps for providing new information.

Yes, unfortunately we haven't formally documented this yet. The following bug was filed against the Decision Policy pointing this out:

There's discussion there on how to address this. Drawing conclusions from that...

> I'm sure this has been discussed before, but what are the formal steps
> for reopening a WG decision using new information rather than a formal
> objection?

Given the discussion so far, what we're asking for is:

- A clear message including the relevant new information sent to the list. Note: it's ok to take the time to carefully collect all the relevant information; we're not likely to consider reopening an issue a second time, so it's good to make sure the request is complete.

- A new or revised Change Proposal encapsulating the new information.

- The reopen request is only likely to be granted if, lacking refutation or additional new information, the new information and proposal would likely have been enough to materially change the decision.

> Do I wait for the bug to be closed (and presumably the
> changes made to the spec), and then reopen the bug?

You don't have to wait (and you should't reopen the bug).

> Or do I simply
> send a new email to the list including the ISSUE number (once I find
> it) in the subject and put the new information in it?

See above.

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