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RE: Baseline and Conformance

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:41:27 -0600
To: <boland@nist.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002d01c5e6ce$00e164b0$056fa8c0@NC6000BAK>

It would not be known.  
People can conform to WCAG or HTML or any spec without telling anyone.

Many companies want to conform but cannot claim conformance due to ISO 9000
and other factors and liabilities that would kick in when such a claim was
made.  

IF they make a claim we can and do say what they must include. But we don't
require that they make a claim.

RE Metadata -- we have been looking / working on this in background for a
long time.  I don't know the status at this time.   Many benefits from it
but it would again take the form of a claim of sorts so it may not always be
used. 

Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


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Subject: Re: Baseline and Conformance


How would conformance be demonstrated/known if not through the mechanism of
a conformance claim?  (NOTE: conformance claims are specifically mentioned
in the context of conformance in QA SpecGL Rec Section 2: Specifying
Conformance
[1]..)

Do we have a set of "metadata terms" to describe baselines, so that baseline
knowledge can be communicated as unambiguously and objectively as possible
across multiple parties/interests, and so that baseline information can be
"managed" effectively?

Apologies if these items have been discussed previously.. 

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST 

[1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-qaframe-spec-20050817/#specifying-
conformance  


Quoting Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>:

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> Note also that a conformance claim is not needed to conform.
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> Since we would need to make these changes in the conformance section I 
> am posting them out.
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> I had hoped to have a baseline description doc done too but until we 
> discuss this - there are a couple key questions I can't write up.
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> So the plan
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> 1 - cover this in today's call
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> 2 - make the changes in the front-matter that we need to release the
draft. 
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> 3 - fix up draft of baseline doc  and release draft for comment and 
> discussion
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> 4 - next week discuss and finalize the baseline doc
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> Talk to you soon
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> Gregg
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