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Introduction: Dominique Hazael-Massieux, W3C

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 08:34:51 +0100
To: public-mwts@w3.org
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Here is a personal introduction of who I am and what my interests in
this group are.

My name is Dominique Hazael-Massieux (you can actually hear how that's
pronounced at [1]), but for sake of simplicity, most people just call me
Dom :); I am one of the co-chairs of this Working Group.

I've been working in the W3C Team since October 2000; you can find some
of the projects I've been involved with in my work home page at:

Among other things, I took part to the W3C Quality Assurance Working
Group between 2002 and 2005 - Lynne Rosenthal (NIST) was another member
of this working group. We developed various documents to help improve
the quality of W3C specs, among other things:
* the Specification Guidelines http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/
* the Test FAQ: http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq
* a Wiki for QA: http://esw.w3.org/topic/QA

Since 2005, I've been involved with the Mobile Web Initiative [2], the
W3C Activity that hosts this Working Group, and which aims at improving
the user experience of using the Web from a mobile device. In
particular, I have been acting as the Staff Contact for the Mobile Web
Best Practices Working Group [3], which has been developing guidelines
for authoring content for the Mobile Web, and tests to assess how well a
given page is adapted to the Mobile Web.

My involvement in this group is in the continuation of both these works:
Testing/QA and the Mobile Web; I've been directly involved in the
development of the charter, and I'm very much hoping we can help the
various actors of the mobile web industry by providing test suites that
help identify the current bugs and interoperability issues across
devices and browsers.

I'm very much hoping we make this group as open as possible; in
particular, I'm hoping we set up a process (possibly backed by a proper
tool) to access test cases contributions from the community at large, so
that our test suites reflect the need of authors, operators and browsers
manufacturers, whether they have the resources to become fully involved
in the Working Group or not.

I have started to gather a few existing sources of test suites for
mobile web technologies, which can hopefully serve as a basis for our
work; I'll send that list later - probably after the holidays break so
that we get some time to digest the creation of this group :)


1. http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/name.wav
2. http://www.w3.org/Mobile/
3. http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/
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