important decisions need to have an explicit and new subject line. - was -- Re: Publishing FPWD - immediate response needed.

As you know I am a slow reader, so I need specific information in the subject line. I can not follow every email from every subject lined email. I had answered the request for  immediate response but I did not read everyone else's response.

SO... I Just found out about this essential decision by accident on a team call

I think important decisions need to have an explicit and new  subject line. 
(Also, as I have told the chairs, my email is flooded right now as I made all the coga github issues requests - SO it is more important then ever)

All the best

Lisa Seeman

LinkedIn, Twitter

---- On Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:25:04 +0200 Andrew Kirkpatrick<> wrote ---- 

    OK folks, buckle up, the group has spoken and we are going to get the draft out later today and will have a survey to look at the SC that we have asked the TF facilitators to suggest.
 More to come soon, thanks for the rapid feedback.
 Andrew Kirkpatrick
 Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
   From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <>
 Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:34
 To: WCAG <>
 Cc: WCAG Editors <>
 Subject: Publishing FPWD - immediate response needed.
 Resent-From: WCAG Editors <>
 Resent-Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:34
 We have heard an increased number of requests that we ensure the WCAG 2.1 FPWD will be released before CSUN in order to keep in line with the Charter, which specified a February date. Concerns cited include that we will open the group to criticism if we miss the deadline (the counter-concern is that the group would be open to criticism if the SC are perceived to be poorly-vetted) and that we really need additional outside feedback on many items and we won’t get that until we have a public review draft.
 Our feeling is that there are three factors under consideration, and that we can only satisfy two of these:
  Deliver the FPWD on time
Deliver the FPWD with SC that are well-vetted by the WG
Deliver the FPWD with a large number of the proposed SC
 The Chairs and Michael feel like we need to consider a compromise position. 
 We are asking the group to provide quick feedback on the question of whether people would approve the incorporation of a selection of SC from each TF into a FPWD draft provided that we mark the SC with a note that indicates that the SC is in a proposal stage and has not reached WG consensus, but that we would welcome feedback on the SC to help the group refine them further.
 If this were to happen, the chairs would prepare a review draft with ~8 new SC from each TF, and then we would have a survey sent out tomorrow that would provide a way for WG members to provide feedback on each SC, and assuming that there aren’t major objections (due to a SC not meeting the SC requirements in a profound and unresolvable way) then we would include each SC in the draft.
 This is a change, and it will require compromise for everyone. This requires that the group members are willing to put out a draft that explicitly states that it includes non-consensus items.
 What do people think? If we are going to do this we will need to move quickly.
 Andrew Kirkpatrick
 Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility

Received on Monday, 20 February 2017 16:26:43 UTC