RE: Last Call decision poll

IF the Last Call decision poll is successful then the Last Call working drafts and the three companion Working Drafts will be published as quickly as possible on the W3C TR page.  At that point you will have stable links to any part of the published documents that can be used during your Last Call review.

If you Last Call decision poll response requires that you provide Rationale which contains references to locations in the document I suggest you provide detailed context such as the Section number which is highly unlikely to change between now and the published document version (although it might change in the future).


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Roy T. Fielding [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:32 PM
To: Paul Cotton
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Subject: Re: Last Call decision poll

On May 17, 2011, at 3:02 PM, Paul Cotton wrote:

>> Why are we having a last call poll on a draft that isn't even published yet?
> The poll is to permit WG members to express their position on whether each candidate document should be moved to Last Call Working Draft status.  We have provided a link to each document for your review.  The documents are linked to in the poll itself and in the announcement message.

The links are to the editor's draft.  Even if there are no changes made during the polling process, we know that there will be changes made
*after* the poll is complete and the dated links only work for published drafts.  So the external links that I make to sections within the document as part of my review will be short-lived and confusing unless I go back and republish the review with updated links to the new dated documents that are going to be published anyway regardless of the WG last call decision.


Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 09:59:25 UTC