[whatwg] Using BugZilla for non-W3C spec issues

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 16 23:46:05 PDT 2010

Please don't cross-post e-mails to the WHATWG list. It causes thread 

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9546> is about a bug in the
> HTML-to-Atom algorithm, which only survived in the WHATWG document.

As far as I can tell, the bug is already resolved. There's already a note 
pointing out what you are requesting a note to point out.

> Ian has rejected the bug as "Invalid use of the bug tracking system".
> Of course the bug is still there, and the WHATWG document actually points to
> the W3C BugZilla instance for feedback.
> Something is wrong here.

That particular bug was not filed using the bug filing tool in the spec, 
so I assumed it was a W3C HTML WG bug only.

In general, the way to report problems with the WHATWG specs is to send an 
e-mail to this mailing list. The bug system is a convenience, but since 
it's using another working group's bug reporting system, it shouldn't 
really be considered to be part of the WHATWG processes.

If there is still a problem with the WHATWG spec's Atom conversion 
section, please send an e-mail to this mailing list. I can't tell from the 
bug cited above what problem you are concerned about; it seems fixed 

> Please either accept bugs for non-W3C portions, or change the feedback 
> system on the WHATWG document.

I've updated the system to not send bugs filed on the Atom section to the 
"HTML5" component at the W3C, since that section isn't in HTML5. However, 
that wouldn't affect the particular bug cited above, since it didn't use 
that system. (For the record, the bug reporting system's use of the W3C 
bug database is done in coordination with W3C staff.)

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