An issue, submitted via email to the Technical Committee (TC) mailing list,
must contain the following details:
- A statement at the top to discourage discussion of the issue until it is
assigned a number. For example: "Please defer discussions on this issue
until a time this issue is accepted and is assigned a number".
- A link to the target documents.
- The PDF line numbers.
The submitted issue may contain a proposed resolution.
Exactly one issue is allowed per email. The email must have a subject line
"NEW Issue: xxx".
- Issue is submitted.
- Issue is assigned a sequential number, logged, and assigned a status
"Review", by the issues list editors. The TC member submitting the issue is
assigned as the initial owner of the issue.
- Issue is discussed via the TC mailing list, conference calls, and
face-to-face meetings, as determined by the TC chair, based on the
priorities set by the TC. Ownership of the issue may be transferred to
another TC member, if appropriate; however, the issue originator will be
maintained in history. During its lifetime, an issue may go through
different stages, as reflected by its status.
Opened, but not yet accepted by the TC. The TC chair will schedule the issue
for discussion during a TC meeting, to determine whether to accept or drop
The TC has dropped the issue. This may be because the issue is a duplicate,
not an issue, no action is required, or the originator has withdrawn the
issue. The reason why the issue was dropped is documented in issue history.
Accepted by the TC as an issue. The issue is open for discussion.
Accepted by the TC as an issue. But further discussion on the issue has been
deferred. This may happen due to issue priorities, or the relationship of
the issue to other related issues.
TC has agreed on a resolution. The resolution is in the specification
editor's queue to be applied to the target documents. TC conference call or
face-to-face meeting minutes must reflect the agreement and the decision.
Specification editors have applied the resolution to the specification
draft. The applied changes need to be reviewed and accepted by the TC.
The specification changes have been reviewed and accepted by the TC.
The TC has voted to approve the change by voting to accept the specification
draft to which the change was applied.