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RE: ISSUE-45 ACTION-246 Clarified proposal on compliance statements

From: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:08:26 -0700
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
CC: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>, Ed Felten <ed@felten.com>
Message-ID: <63294A1959410048A33AEE161379C8027480CCD980@SP2-EX07VS02.ds.corp.yahoo.com>
Rigo,

Russia and South Africa don't have a different technical starting point since the W3C was around prior to their gaining access to the Internet and the World Wide Web - and the supporting standards that make those work.

Policy has roots in Legal and Cultural norms that the W3C has little to no experience in - and previous attempts by the W3C to address these complicated areas have ended in dismal failure (P3P).  

So let's be honest with ourselves and look at seriously allowing a small number of compliance standards to be supported by the TPE.  If the W3C Policy is superior then I'm assuming market forces will compel Servers to adopt them as a voluntary standard.  Somehow how the voluntary nature of this process seems to escape some in the working group. 

- Shane

-----Original Message-----
From: Rigo Wenning [mailto:rigo@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:13 AM
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: David Wainberg; Ed Felten; Shane Wiley
Subject: Re: ISSUE-45 ACTION-246 Clarified proposal on compliance statements

David, 

On Thursday 11 October 2012 10:26:20 David Wainberg wrote:
> It is not realistic to have a single universal standard that everyone  
> everywhere adheres to in the same way.

W3C may not be realistic, but this is precisely what we do. HTML works in Russia and in South Africa. For policy stuff it may be more difficult, but I haven't given up yet. 

Rigo
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:09:20 UTC

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