Issues with the convention itself should be reported on the JQuery issue tracker.
Commit messages should describe what changed, and reference the issue number if the commit closes or is associated with a particular issue. Commit messages for all jQuery projects should look like this:
Component: Short Description Optional Long Description Fixes #xxx Closes gh-yyy Ref #zzz
Every commit must have a subject (the first line). Everything else is optional.
This is the first line. It consists of a component, like "Event" or "Autocomplete".
There are two line breaks between the subject and the long description. The description can have any length and formatting, like lists.
References to issues or pull requests go after the long description, each one on their own line.
Use Fixes when the commit fixes an open issue.
Use Closes when the commit closes an open pull request.
Use Ref when referencing an issue or pull request that is already closed or should remain open. Examples include partial fixes and commits that add a test but not a fix.
Always use "gh-xxx" for GitHub issues and pull requests within the same repository. Use "[user]/[repo]#xxx" when referencing an issue or pull request in another repository, e.g., "Closes jquery/jquery-ui#175".