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Re: Pointing to techniques from best practises

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 21:40:31 +0900
Message-ID: <445F3C3F.2060107@w3.org>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: public-i18n-its@w3.org, GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Hi Richard,

I'm not sure if these are questions for GEO, but they might be important
for ITS. If you think only the latter is the case, just make the "cc"
list shorter.

Here are my questions:

- is the Wiki something to be updated *regularly*? The wiki says

"This wiki is a shared writable space for the community to describe,
gather and comment on techniques to implement the Mobile Web Best
Practices developed by the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group."

but the MBWP 1.0 document says

"The BPWG will develop a companion document describing techniques
[Techniques] by which the Best Practice statements in this document can
be implemented."

which sounds to me like "the techniques document will be finished at
some point, and the MBWP WG is using the wiki to gather feedback from
the general community".
The answer to this question also relates to role of the working group
charter (see next question).

- Who would take responsibility of updating the document(s)? Esp. in the
case of ITS, we have only one editor for the techniques document (Yves),
and we cannot expect him to do the update all the time? I mean
"responsibility" in terms of workload, but also in terms of assuring
that the document (or documents) contains the content a working group
agreed upon at a certain point in time - e.g. during the period it was
chartered to produce the document(s).

- looking at the discussion at the ITS call last week, see
http://www.w3.org/2006/05/03-i18nits-minutes.html#item02 , I had the
impression that "techniques" are a subset of best practices . This
interpretation would work for the ITS "techniques" document, e.g. having
one subset which describes how to use the ITS tagset (a real
"technique"), and another which describes what to be careful about with
entities (a real "best practice"). But reading your mail below, it seems
you regard "best practices" as general statements, and techniques as
concrete examples.



Richard Ishida wrote:
> Interestingly I just came across http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/techs/SpecifyingCharacterEncoding
> which is a companion to http://www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp/#iddiv2220160440
> whereby the Mobile Web folks move the actual techniques for specifying character encodings to a regularly updatable (wiki) form, and use the best practises document just to get you to do the right thing.  This is similar to the approach I have been thinking we should take with the GEO techniques/best practises docs, and may be a interesting example to consider for ITS folks too.
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