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Re: Do we need "summaries" of the Use Cases?

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:58:08 -0500
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: "public-xg-lld@w3.org" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110113225808.GA3628@octavius>
On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 02:21:51PM -0800, Karen Coyle wrote:
> I'm a bit concerned about the inclusion of the use cases in the
> final document. While I think the cases are useful, I think that the
> final document should be an analysis of our thoughts on LLD and what
> needs to be incubated, even in areas that are not covered by the use
> cases. The use cases should be a source of ideas, but not the only
> source.
> Therefore, I would rather leave the use cases online. The document
> could summarize what we learned from them, but does not need to
> summarize the cases themselves. (cf. the suggestion that each use
> case be given 3 pages in the document). It is my opinion that the
> value of the use cases is what they teach us about LLD, not the
> cases qua cases.

I am also unsure whether the full use cases belong in the
report per se, even as a long appendix.  Personally, I would
not object simply to leaving them in a frozen wiki archive (see
for example [2]).  We need to be realistic about the amount
of effort it would take to move all of those descriptions
into another publication format.

My concern is that if the narrative of the report does make
reference to specific use cases (as in [1]), it should be 
possible for the reader to quickly see what the referenced
use case is about in a sentence or two, with a link to a
fuller description.

Or to take the case of "Archives", do you see the references to
specific use cases [1] as scaffolding for building and supporting
the argument but that will not necessarily carry through into
the final report?


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Cluster_Archives#Scenarios_.28Case_Studies.29
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/

Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Received on Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:58:47 UTC

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