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Subject: Re: [chairs] Ballot results

     Norm is right, the ballots should be public.  (That's both a statement 
of policy and what the software should be doing.)  I do not think that 
Pete's admirable URI-hacking should be necessary to reach that outcome, but 
will go look.  Thank you for the pointer.  Jamie.

At 02:56 PM 2/16/2006, Pete Wenzel wrote:
>Norm, after a few guesses at a public URL for this ballot, I arrived at 
>Ideally, there would be a link to closed TC ballots from the TC's public 
>page, in the purple box with Charter, IPR, FAQ, Email, etc. But I can't 
>find a public URL that results in a list of ballots.  I
>would have expected something like 
>http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?wg_abbrev=docbook to work, 
>but it does not.  I'll file a change request with support@oasis-open.org 
>to see if the Kavi hackers can come up with a solution.
>(Well, ideally Kavi wouldn't have 2 different URLs for the same resource, 
>but that's already a well-known issue.)
>Thus spoke Norman Walsh (ndw@nwalsh.com) on Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 
>05:08:29PM -0500:
>>I was surprised to discover that 
>>is not public. Are the results of ballots published anywhere?
>>If not, may I suggest that they should be :-) If they can't be, I think 
>>that it would be appropriate for the TC Administrator at least to send a 
>>summary of the results to a public list.
>>I'd like to be able to "prove" that my TCs specification *was actually 
>>approved* as a CS. :-)
>>                                          Be seeing you, norm

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