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Fwd: Retiring the mobileOK checker

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:53:41 +0100
Message-ID: <1391504021.28679.27.camel@cumulustier>
To: public-web-mobile@w3.org
This might also be of interest to some on this list — I'm suggesting to
retire the W3C mobileOK checker service (more below).

Dom

-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
> To: public-mobileok-checker@w3.org
> Subject: Retiring the mobileOK checker
> Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:52:12 +0100
> Archived-at:
> <http://www.w3.org/mid/1391503932.28679.26.camel@cumulustier>
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> The mobileOK checker is now some 7 years old, and the usage of the Web
> on mobile devices has changed a lot (to put it mildly). As a result,
> while some of the points that the checker raise are still relevant, many
> are not and end up being confusing to its users.
> 
> There has been only very limited resources available to maintain (let
> alone further develop) the mobileOK checker; I failed a couple of years
> ago to lead to completion an effort to overhaul it into a more useful
> tool: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Mobile_checker
> 
> I am therefore suggesting that the current public mobileOK checker
> service [1] provided by W3C should be retired; my current plan is to
> post a notice to that effect on the checker home page for about a month,
> before pulling the plug.
> 
> I welcome any feedback on that plan.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Dom
> 
> 1. http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 08:53:59 UTC

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