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Re: Request to "freeze" document

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 11:24:19 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Ian and the working group,
I agree with Ian that we need to not add new requirements to the document 
at this time, but at the same time I do not want to have any major holes in 
the document either.  I think that to add any new requirements to the 
document at this time the group needs to have almost unanimity for adding 
the requirement.  This will require the working group to be well prepared 
to discuss issues on telecons and this works best when working group 
members have participated in an exchange of opinions on the e-mail list 
related to an issue.  If working group members are not prepared to discuss 
issues on 10 October it will be almost impossible to add any new 
requirements since the time for careful consideration will be past us.

I urge ALL working group members to comment on proposals sent to the list!


At 04:12 AM 10/5/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Please consider this request to "freeze" the document before
>going to last call. We are scheduled to go to last call on
>19 October (in two weeks)
>and I think it is a mistake to
>continue to change the document up to the last minute.
>The editors require time to prepare the document for
>publication and to prepare other parts of the last call process.
>Other than editorial changes, we should not be adding
>requirements or checkpoints at this point. Doing so will
>not allow proper time for reflection before the Working
>Group agrees to send the document to last call, which means
>"we are done".
>Thank you,
>  - Ian
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
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