I agree that we should minute at least some reason for declining. It need
only be a sentence or two.
(BTW I wasn't at that discussion.)
On Sep 20, 2014 3:17 AM, "Asmus Freytag" <asmusf_at_ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On 9/19/2014 5:38 PM, Whistler, Ken wrote:
>> "Declines to take action” is pretty thin.
>> A proposal which is declined by the UTC doesn't automatically
>> create an obligation to write an extended dissertation explaining
>> the rationale and putting that rationale on record. It might be
>> one thing if there were a lot of controversy involved, and one
>> group of participants asked for a rationale to be recorded,
>> despite not having a consensus to move on something -- but
>> this one wasn't even close. Nobody in the committee felt
>> encoding was justified in this case.
>> And not every mark on paper -- not even every mark *printed*
>> in typeset material on paper -- is automatically an obvious
>> candidate for encoding with a simple, plain text character
> True, but a rationale (note that's not necessarily a dissertation) never
> "Declines to take action” may look like it is equivalent to "Nobody in the
> committee felt
> encoding was justified in this case", but it really isn't. The former
> allows for all sorts of non-substantive reasons, but the latter is pretty
> clear: the submitter failed to make the case.
> What you are looking for is something equivalent to "summary dismissal" of
> a legal action, but even there this usually gets some rationale or it has
> the benefit of a standardized legal principle (don't know for a fact, but
> sounds plausible).
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