On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Spencer Dawkins wrote:
I rarely if ever argue with you about protocol stuff, because you're pretty
good at protocols, and our process IS a protocol, but I do see "returned to
clear DISCUSS" items on the IESG telechat agendas. So, I bet you're right,
but there is running code that we actually DO end up sliding to the next
telechat, at least some of the time.
FWIW, I've seen this in basically two scenarios:
- the "discussing ADs" have proved to be unresponsive, either in 1)
actually (not) dicussing the comment for one reason or another, or 2)
verifying that the new version addresses their DISCUSS. The trick of
the shepherding AD is to force re-review of the spec by putting it
back on the agenda. (This is what I've seen in most cases, and yes,
it's a problem -- I've also mailed the IESG about it.)
- the changes have been very extensive (and possibly partially the
above in verifying whether they address the issues), and re-reviewing
the document at the IESG has been considered appropriate.
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings
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