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Re: What are the requirements/problems? Re: Working on New Styles for W3C Specifications

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:38:51 +0900
Message-ID: <4ED8808B.6050104@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Eric Johnson <eric@tibco.com>
CC: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
On 2011/12/02 6:20, Eric Johnson wrote:

> The ideal in usability would be to let people annotate the
> specification, and then choose who they wish to share those annotations
> with (authors, public, only themselves). For W3C sanity, the annotated
> version wouldn't be at the official URL....
>
> That, of course, would lead the way to collecting information about what
> parts of the spec are hard to understand, so that a future update to the
> spec could perhaps address that.
>
> Of course, that's a lot of work, and not straightforward at all, but
> would definitely serve the function of the specification.

Just for the record: Lots of that work has already been done. Check out 
Annotea (http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/). For various reasons, it never 
really started to catch on.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 07:39:24 GMT

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