Re: [yaco-wgchair-tracker] Feature request: inform of actions when pressing a button

Ed Juskevicius <> Wed, 30 March 2011 14:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [yaco-wgchair-tracker] Feature request: inform of actions when pressing a button
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Hello.  I am writing this message to offer a comment on 1 of the points that
you discussed with Miguel earlier today:

I want to ask for a feature. I just played for a few minutes with the
>> new tool, and I think the tool does not provide verbose feedback of what
>> is going on behind the scenes when I press a button.
>> Just to give you an example. If I add a new shepherd, will the tool
>> automatically send an e-mail to that person? This is of especial
>> interest if in some parts of the flow the tool automatically sends an
>> e-mail as part of the process.
>   No, if you add a new shepherd successfully no email is sent. If you try
> to add a shepherd using and email that has no access to the tool then you
> can send some emails (to the email address, to secretariat and to the WG
> chairs) informing of the situation.

After reading the above, I looked at RFC 6715 to remind myself about the
requirements on this point.  You are right.  The spec calls for a message to
be sent (for the reasons stated above) when a Chair tries to delegate
someone who doesn't have the ability to log-into the Datatracker.  That is
is good feature.

This being said, I probably should have suggested that an e-mail to a "newly
designated Document Shepherd" be sent by the Datatracker to the newly
designated person, to inform them that they have just been successfully
designated by a WG Chair, and also (copy to the WG Chairs and other
Delegates) to serve as an "Ack" that this all happened successfully.

Put another way, RFC6175 does not say *not* to send an e-mail to newly
designated Shepherds (or Delegates, for that matter) to inform them of

Perhaps this would be a good thing?

I suggest discussing this one with Henrik.

Best Regards,


>  So, I am asking for a small subwindow that indicates what the actions
>> were taken and perhaps hints for the actions that weren't taken. For
>> example: " added as a shepherd; no e-mail sent".
>   I'm going to revise the messages from the forms and try to do them more
> verbose.
>  Thanks,
>> Miguel
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