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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 06:44:45 -0500
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
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On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:28 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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Laura L. Carlson
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