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Re: Conformance Evaluation

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 15:39:25 -0700
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000609153756.00cdbd80@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: love26@gorge.net
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 01:36 AM 6/10/2000 , William Loughborough wrote:
>LK:: "Or does the W3C take on the role of evaluating tools?"
>WL: I can't speak for W3C but I think the idea of us evaluating tools
>vs. reporting on individual's experience with them is out of bounds. I
>assume that by evaluation you mean some sort of "Good Websiting Seal of
>Approval"? This is a monumental task and subject to all kinds of
>litigative possibilities, bribery (maybe it's not that bad - any
>openings for an "objective" evaluator) - on the whole probably
>unthinkable.

I would much rather see a third party undertake such a task than
to see the W3C, just because of these kinds of problems.  I definitely
don't think it's something an interest group can/should do, especially
when we are dealing with "subjective" criteria.

At one time there was talk of the W3C investigating the possibility
of a "conformance claims" activity of some kind -- what became of
that?

--Kynn

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