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From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 10:28:26 -0400
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I'm formerly the W3C Conformance Manager and the QA Working Group [1] 
co-chair. Right now, I'm busy with the WG activities and review of 
internal specs, but I will continue to participate as often as 
possible to this list, and when the QA Framework [2] will be 
finished, I will join the Education effort.

I want to thanks Jeffrey Zeldman (WASP [3]) and Molly Holzschlag 
(writer of an old WebTechniques column [4]) for their support and 
encouragement for a long time. Many of you on this list are long 
supporters of Web Standards and often individually, modestly have 
moved the things : Thanks !!!

Since the begining of the QA Activity (1 year ago), I wished that the 
W3C has more liaisons with the Web Community. Why ? Because I come 
from this community and was, in part, hired by W3C for this reason.

There's certainly a gap between the specifications done for the 
Software implementers (perfect or not) and the tutorials / books / 
materials available around.

How to fill the gap ? Because it's not a question of building a 
bridge between two separate worlds, but to help people to better 
understand each other in a common world : The Web as large.

We need tools, we need documentation, we need tutorials, we need to 
have contact with teachers who teach web development in Computing 
schools as well in Art Schools.

We need real practices of the real world to build better materials. 
So how to fix bad habits of web designer, developers and at the same 
time how to create good materials, how to explain techniques or just 
things which seem to be obscure wrt W3C technologies.

We can do it all together.

[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/
[2] http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/#docs
[3] http://www.webstandards.org/
[4] http://www.molly.com/articlemap.php
Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager

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