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Re: HTML WG rechartering: draft charter for review; deadline June 29

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 06:28:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcSB-fkmjxaKXr9LC3-f=SAbgu+-NG=Cf4k3LS3aKLeoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Hi Mike,

Three comments to consider:

1. In section 3.2 Liaisons, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) seems
to be missing from the list. Please consider adding it. The current
charter lists WAI and states:

"The HTML Working Group will cooperate with the Web Accessibility
Initiative to ensure that the deliverables will satisfy accessibility
requirements. Coordination with WAI will be primarily conducted
through the Protocol and Formats Working Group, but direct
coordination with other WAI groups, such as Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines Working Group and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
Working Group, will also be done when appropriate."

2. With regard to section 1.1 Success Criteria, please consider
changing the word  "browser" to "user agent" or deleting the word
"browser" in the following sentence:

"Availability of multiple, independent, interoperable browser
implementations of each deliverable with normative conformance
requirement for browser implementations, as demonstrated by an
implementation report (summarizing implementation status against the
relevant test suite)..."

The word "browser" is too limiting. The current charter verbiage is
better as it is not as restrictive and browser centric:

"Availability of multiple, independent, interoperable implementations
of each deliverable with conformance criteria;, as demonstrated by an
implementation report (summarizing implementation status against the
relevant test suite) for each testable class of product, including
user agents."

3. Steve wrote:

> "The HTML Working Group will actively pursue convergence with the WHATWG"
>
> would be better phrased as
>
> "The HTML Working Group should ensure that its work related to HTML is
> aligned as much as is practical and reasonable with the relevant
> WHATWG standards.

Considering the past five-year history of the situation and the
outcome to date, Steve's phrasing is more realistic. Unless we have an
action plan to "actively pursue convergence", which we believe will
indeed make concrete progress; it may be better to consider something
like Steve's suggestion. If no pragmatic, tangible plan to bring this
to fruition exists think about deleting the statement completely.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best Regards,
Laura

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:
> Fellow HTML Working Group members,
>
> In accordance with rechartering plans previously announced to the group by
> the HTML WG chairs[1], and outlined in the "HTML5 Stabilization Plan"[2]
> produced by the chairs, I have drafted a new HTML WG charter:
>
>   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/charter/2012/
>
> Please take time to review the draft charter and send any comments or
> questions about it to this mailing list (public-html) by June 29.
>
>   --Mike
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Apr/0204.html
> [2] http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/html5-stabilization-plan.html
>
> --
> Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:21 AM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> I think HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-api-map/raw-file/tip/Overview.html should be
> added to the list of working group deliverables.
>
> also
>
> "The HTML Working Group will actively pursue convergence with the WHATWG"
>
> would be better phrased as
>
> "The HTML Working Group should ensure that its work related to HTML is
> aligned as much as is practical and reasonable with the relevant WHATWG
> standards.
>
>
> regards
> SteveF

-- 
Laura L. Carlson
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