Issue Disposition Process
Last call review consists of a set of issues; each issue begins
with a reviewer (R) making a request to an editor (E). Here's a sort
of state transition diagram of the social protocol, in the spirit of
diagram source rendered by Graphviz from
Arrows are messages that change the state of an issue;
boxes are terminal states, and circles are non-terminal states.
- Editor (and/or working group)
- R request
- a message in which the reviwer requests
a change to the specification (hmm... or a request
for clarification, I suppose).
- E accept
- a message in which the editor agrees to
change or clarify the specification as requested
- R verify
- a message in which the reviewer verifies
that the editor's change satisfies his/her request.
- R timeout
- a period of time after which the reviewer
is assumed to agree with the editor's response
to the request.
- R clarify
- a response to the way an editor changes
the specification that expresses dissatisfaction
with the change and clarifies or otherwise refines
- E decline
- a response from the editor that declines
the change request, with rationale for the
- R withdraw
- confirmation that the reviewer finds
the justification for denial of the request
- R appeal
- a message expressing dissatisfaction
with the justification for denial.
- E escalate
- record of a decision by the editor (and the Working Group)
that desipite the dissatisfaction of the reviewer,
they request that the document advance to the next stage.
created 2000 Feb 16
$Revision: 1.5 $ of $Date: 2000/02/18 16:34:14 $ by $Author: swick $