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Re: Fwd: W3C's four domains are not clearly defined.

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:13:33 +0000
To: Simon Cockayne <simon.cockayne@gmail.com>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, jerome@w3.org
Message-Id: <1193678013.4373.86.camel@localhost>
On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 16:32 +0000, Simon Cockayne wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> 
> Thanks for your explanation.
> 
> Perhaps, then, the statement "WAI is one of four Domains within the
> W3C", is muddying the, otherwise clear, water?
> 
> Can it be removed/altered?

I can certainly ask, although it may be a while due to competing
priorities for the next couple of weeks.

 _ Ian

> Kind regards,
> 
> Simon
> 
> On 10/29/07, Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-10-28 at 22:59 -0500, Simon Cockayne wrote:
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > > I notice that the division of the W3C into its four domains is not
> > > made from the w3c.org website.
> > >
> >
> > Correct. The primary reason is that the domain structure is largely
> > an internal management struture and therefore is not widely reflected
> > on the public Web site (though there are public pages for each domain;
> > they are just not widely used so we do not emphasize them).
> >
> > > The clarification and the definition of the relationship between
> > > domains and goals would be a boon.
> > >
> > >
> > > *** http://www.w3.org/WAI/about.html states:
> > >
> > >    "WAI is one of four Domains within the W3C".
> > >
> > >    But there is no suggestion of what the other three domains are...or
> > > any link to such a definition.
> > >
> > >    Perhaps "Domains" could be a hyper link to definition of the
> > > domains?
> > >
> > I would rather not do this for the other domains, in fact. WAI has
> > established its own brand; the other domains have not, nor is it our
> > current intention to make them more recognizable brands.
> >
> > >
> > > *** http://www.w3.org/Consortium/mission states:
> > >
> > >    "W3C has these long-term goals for creating one World Wide Web:
> > >
> > >       Web for Everyone
> > >       Web on Everything
> > >       Knowledge Base
> > >       Trust and Confidence"
> > >    Yet, there is no clear indication of how these goals link to the
> > > domains.
> >
> > Right; that's because the internal management of this work tends to
> > change and is much less important publicly than the work itself.
> >
> > Thank you for your comment,
> >
> >  _ Ian
> >
> > >
> > > *** Searching for "domain" in the W3c search reveals these top four
> > > domains
> > >
> > >    http://www.w3.org/Interaction/
> > >    http://www.w3.org/Architecture/
> > >    http://www.w3.org/TandS/
> > >    http://www.w3.org/UI/
> > >
> > >
> > > Most kind regards,
> > >
> > > Simon Cockayne
> > >
> > --
> > Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
> > Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
> >
> >
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