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RE: taking HDP seriously (was Re: HTML Design Principles to WD?)

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 22:13:48 -0700
Message-ID: <BEBB9CBE66B372469E93FFDE3EDC493EF78998@repbex01.amer.bea.com>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
+1.  Getting the principles out to see the feedback loop from them to
the spec is the part of the process, not the end.  Under and
over-analysis both need to be avoided.

Cheers,
Dave 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Dan Connolly
> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 4:19 PM
> To: Philip Taylor (Webmaster)
> Cc: Gregory J. Rosmaita; Anne van Kesteren; Steven Faulkner; HTML WG
> Subject: Re: taking HDP seriously (was Re: HTML Design 
> Principles to WD?)
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 18:01 +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> [...]
> > I wonder whether we might usefully use the W3C Issue Tracker as 
> > recently demonstrated by Julian Reschke to discuss, debate and 
> > /resolve/ each Design Principle in turn, with a view to 
> finally being 
> > being able to publish this key document and then Move On.
> 
> We certainly didn't put all this effort into the design 
> principles document only to forget it and never look back; we 
> invested in it so that we can cite it in discussions going 
> forward. And if we find that our design principles change 
> substantially, we should let the community know by updating 
> the document.
> 
> I don't think cost-effective to formally resolve each 
> principle at this stage. I think general support for 
> something close to what I just proposed*, formally, that we 
> publish, is adequately documented in the proceedings of this 
> group; especially in:
>  Results of Questionnaire review of HTML Design Principles  
> http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/dprv/results
> 
> In the issue tracker, I'm more interested in (a) 
> black-and-white design issues that we can back with test 
> cases, and (b) requirements issues that are perhaps not 
> testable but fairly objective nonetheless.
> 
> See also http://esw.w3.org/topic/RequirementsDocument
> 
> 
> * http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/wdhdp/
> 
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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