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Re: ACTION-871 Clarify Purpose Text of BP 1.5

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 08:53:39 +0000
Message-ID: <49140213.1000902@mtld.mobi>
To: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
CC: MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>

Hi Francois

Thanks for this - my rejoinders in line.

Jo

On 07/11/2008 08:26, Francois Daoust wrote:
> Hi Jo,
> 
> +1 !
> 
> 
> My two-cents:
> 
> First cent
> ----------
> A small point of detail. "mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0" is referred to in 
> the text as:
>  mobileOK Basic Tests
>  mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests
>  mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0
> I think we'd rather stick to the long "mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0" 
> everywhere.
> 
er, yes. You are right. It should be mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0 [MOK] 
everywhere.

> 
> Second cent
> -----------
> I wonder about the use of "conform" and "conformance" in:
>  - the abstract: "for conformance to Best Practice"
>  - the Purpose section: "to help content providers conform to Mobile Web 
> Best Practices"
> 
> I think it's the appropriate term, but it carries a "normative" feeling. 
> My understanding is that the only defined conformance claim one can make 
> against the Mobile Web Best Practices so far is the mobileOK trustmark, 
> or, in other words, that one may "follow" or "apply" the Best Practices 
> but not directly "conform" to them, since conformance is defined in 
> other documents. The addendum being "commentary" and to be published as 
> a note, I don't it can define any such conformance.

Yes, "adhere" would be a better word in the circumstances. Good point.

> 
> Well, I think I'm being uselessly picky here and probably wrong, but 
> then I needed a second cent ;-)
> 
> Francois.
> 
> 
> Jo Rabin wrote:
>>
>> Proposed restatement of the Abstract [1] and Introduction [2]
>>
>>
>> [1] 
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/mobileOKPro/drafts/ED-mobileOK-pro10-tests-20081021.html#abstract 
>>
>>
>> [2] 
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/mobileOKPro/drafts/ED-mobileOK-pro10-tests-20081021.html#introduction 
>>
>>
>>
>> Abstract
>>
>> This document supplements W3C Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 [BP] by 
>> providing additional assessments for conformance to Best Practice and 
>> some additional interpretation of the Best Practices.
>>
>>
>> 1 Introduction
>> 1.1 Purpose
>>
>> The purpose of this document is to help content providers conform to 
>> Mobile Web Best Practices, by providing additional tests for their 
>> content and by interpreting and clarifying Best Practices in some cases.
>>
>> Mobile Web Best Practices contains sections against each best practice 
>> called "What to Test". The tests in this document supplement those tests.
>>
>> 1.2 Relationship to mobileOK Basic Tests
>>
>> mobileOK Basic Tests [MOK] describes machine executable tests for 
>> conformance to Best Practices, when delivering content to the 
>> hypothetical extremely basic mobile device called the "Default 
>> Delivery Context" [link] (DDC).
>>
>> Many of the tests described in MOK are not useful when determining 
>> suitability of content for use on more advanced devices. Indeed, 
>> content that is suitable for the DDC (and hence mobileOK Basic 
>> conformant) and is not available in other forms that take advantage of 
>> capabilities of more advanced devices may result in a poor user 
>> experience on such devices.
>>
>> 1.3 Scope
>>
>> The scope of this document is commentary on Mobile Web Best Practices 
>> [MWBP] and mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests [MOK].
>>
>> 1.4 Audience
>>
>> The document is intended for creators, maintainers and operators of 
>> Web sites. Readers of this document are expected to be familiar with 
>> the creation of Web sites, and to have a general familiarity with the 
>> technologies involved, such as Web servers and HTTP, with Mobile Web 
>> Best Practices and with mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0.
>>
>>
>>
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