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Re: Draft minutes from TAG telcon 2007-03-19

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:12:10 -0400
To: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF17F438C0.E4A74E1B-ON852572A3.006DAC6B-852572A3.006EE270@lotus.com>

Thank you Henry.  As usual, these are excellent.  A few suggestions:


> NM: Mostly everything is given to the editors, but when we're thrashing, 
gathering consensus from the group takes more work.

I don't think "takes more work" is what I had in mind.   I what I was 
trying to say was:

NM: The default modus operandi for most issues should be that the editors 
drive discussion by setting down proposed text, and then revising as 
necessary to reflect or generate consensus of the TAG as a whole.  In many 
cases, that will lead to closure quite efficiently.  There are important 
exceptions though.  In particular, it's important, particularly for larger 
findings, that we build up incrementally and that we have consensus from 
the TAG more or less in sync with the writing of the text.    The editors 
job is ultimately to help the workgroup express itself, not to reflect his 
or her own opinions.  By the 2nd or third revision of a finding, I think 
we should expect that most of the text represents an attempt to say what 
the WG as a whole has decided needs to be said.   When the editor goes 
beyond that, it should be to make proposals that either generate 
reasonably quick agreement, or are set aside until they can be revised to 
generate such agreement.


Typo:  self-describingWeb -> self-describing Web



Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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