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RE: TAG Pending Review Action Items

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 08:11:35 -0500
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1236949895.7868.1122.camel@pav.lan>
On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 00:34 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> I'm going to answer part of this now, and part of this later.  One reason 
> is to keep the response from getting long, but the main reason is that I'm 
> out of network contact at the moment and can't follow links.  So, with 
> regard to some of your questions and points:
> Larry Masinter writes:
> > * ACTION-227 Summarize TAG work on metadata, with Larry
> > While Jonathan has done this action (great job, no help from 
> > me), I don't see a follow-on ACTION or associated ISSUE. It's 
> > on our agenda, but I suggest leaving the ACTION open until 
> > we've decided what to do next.
> That's not how we've traditionally used the action mechanism.

no? To my mind, "pending review" is exactly that: the action
owner is done with it, but the group should consider, now
that it's done, whether that puts matters in a terminal state
or whether something else should be done.

>   The action 
> to Jonathan was to produce a document and I believe we all agree that's 
> done, so the action gets closed.

Only if we don't need the action as a place-holder to cause
the matter to come back on our agenda in the future.

>   Insofar as there's any nervousness that 
> I would forget to schedule followup discussion, the right mechanism is for 
> me to give myself another action to do that.

That seems awkward.

>    As it happens, I did 
> schedule the discussion on today's agenda, and I keep my own notes on what 
> needs to be scheduled for upcoming meetings.

That centralizes things in an unhealthy way, IMO.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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