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Re: Minutes from 02 August 2001 telecon

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 05:18:23 -0400 (EDT)
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108040510120.3450-100000@tux.w3.org>
I strongly support producing a public draft as soon as possible.

I am strongly opposed to removing stuff that is controversial from any draft
that is for public review. Otherwise we don't get review on any of the areas
where we could clearly use any outstanding insights that come from the
broader public.

Clearly we should be clear that this is a draft, and when people make
misinformed statements about what we are about to do we should then point
them to where it says as clearly and simply as possible "this is a draft, is
likely to be changed, does not necessarily represent any consensus, has not
been approved by the W3C or its members, and is for review by intersted
parties who are invited to submit comments to the group". Maybe if a few
people get opinters like this they will actually read the bit that says it
next time.

Besides, I don't think there are pieces that are controversial, I think the
current balance is wrong and removing pieces would exacerbate the problem. I
realise we are not going gto get it right in a draft (otherwise it would be a
lsat call) but as mentioned above that is not a reason to leave out the 'hard
bits' - this is so people can see what progress we a re making, and therefore
where we are not going so well, in a way they can assess for themselves.

cheers

Charles

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

  Latest draft
  WC Today, walk change log again. Want to have some discussion about other
  checkpoints, particularly if we want to try to release something next week.
  GV Not sure we can release next week. Concerned since so many changes.
  JW We really need to get something published. We need to at least release
  what we've done.
  GV Perhaps then go through and take controversial stuff out and release the
  rest.
  WC A reason for releasing a draft is for wider review. We can release the
  draft that says "this is controversial. here are the points." We've had
  creative discussion on this checkpoint and think we can put in something
  that can be ok.
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