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From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:00:46 -0500
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>On behalf of the QA Working Group [1], I am pleased to announce the
>publication of the 22 November 2004 "QA Framework: Specification Guidelines"
>Last Call Working Draft. The document is available at:
>Review start date : 22 November 2004
>Review end date   :  28 January 2005, at 23:59 EDT
>Mailing list      : www-qa@w3.org (public archive [2])
>For more information on the purpose of a Last Call review, please
>consult section 7.4.2 of the W3C Process Document [3].
>The QA WG looks forward to your review comments,
>Karl Dubost                   Chair, QA WG
>[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/
>[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/
>[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/Process-20040205/tr.html#last-call
>Decision to advance to Last Call
>The QA WG decided to advance to Last Call, with no objections,
>at their Wednesday 17 November 2004 telcon. [3]
>Resolution: Publish Last Call.
>[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa-wg/2004Nov/0084
>Patent disclosures
>Per the W3C Patent Policy, Working Group participants have 60 days from 
>the publication of the Last Call Working Draft to exclude any essential 
>claims. The deadline for such exclusions is  21 January 2005.
>[8] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/34282/status
>Abstract of QA Framework: Specification Guidelines
>A lot of effort goes into writing a good specification. It takes more than 
>knowledge of the technology to make a specification precise, implementable 
>and testable. It takes planning, organization, and foresight about the 
>technology and how it will be implemented and used. The goal of this 
>document is to help W3C editors write better specifications, by making a 
>specification easier to interpret without ambiguity and clearer as to what 
>is required in order to conform. It focuses on how to define and specify 
>conformance for a specification. Additionally, it addresses how a 
>specification might allow variation among conforming implementations. The 
>document is presented as a set of guidelines or principles, supplemented 
>with good practices, examples, and techniques.
>Status of This Document
>This section describes the status of this document at the time of its 
>publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of 
>current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report 
>can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.
>This document is the 22 November 2004 Last Call Working Draft (WD) of "QA 
>Framework: Specification Guidelines", made available by the the QA Working 
>Group of the W3C Quality Assurance (QA) Activity for discussion by W3C 
>members and other interested parties. For more information about the QA 
>Activity, please see the QA Activity statement.
>This is the Last Call, third published version of this document after the 
>decision to completely redesign the QA Framework, resolved by the QA 
>Working Group at its 2004 Technical Plenary face-to-face. It is a 
>lighter-weight, less authoritarian, more user-friendly and useful version 
>of the previously published Candidate Recommendation version of the QA 
>Specification Guidelines.The changes since the previous version are 
>documented in the changelog and highlighted in a separate document.
>Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C 
>Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or 
>obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this 
>document as other than work in progress.
>Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the 
>Working Group's Patent disclosure page in conformance with the W3C Patent 
>Policy of 5 February 2004. An individual who has actual knowledge of a 
>patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) with 
>respect to this specification should disclose the information in 
>accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
>The Working Group expects this specification to become a Recommendation. 
>The Last Call review period ends 28 January 2005, at 23:59 EDT. Please 
>send Last Call review comments on this document before that date to 
>www-qa@w3.org, the publicly archived list of the QA Interest Group. 
>Reviewers please note that your comments will be publicly archived and 
>available; do not send information that should not be distributed, such as 
>private data. Last Call Working Draft status is described in section 7.4.2 
>of the W3C Process Document. To the extent possible, please provide a 
>separate email message for each distinct comment.
>Karl Dubost
>QA WG Chair, W3C Conformance Manager
>*** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
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