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Baseline Doc Cleanup

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:47:31 -0500
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Was fixing up the baseline doc and came across the discussion about such
things as embed.   Also things that are in a spec but not supported by
anyone.   The following language was the result of discussions on the list -
but we never adopted it - or even discussed it in out weekly meetings. 

So I am reposting here, tuned up, as a preamble to discussing at meeting.  


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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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What is in or not in a baseline.

1) A technology or feature isn't in the baseline unless it is named in the

2) Baseline 'items' can include technologies, technology components,
technology extensions, or well defined collections of technologies.

3) If a collection or general technology is specified in the baseline, the
assumption is that all of its subparts, features, modules etc. are in the
baseline unless excluded in the baseline definition.

Those who set baselines have to take great care in setting baselines so that
they did not include technologies for which there is not broad support in
user agents including assistive technologies. 
Received on Tuesday, 25 April 2006 20:47:34 UTC

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