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RE: Baseline Doc Cleanup

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:09:22 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B03A8F428@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Gregg wrote:

<blockquote>
What is in or not in a baseline.

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

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. 
</blockquote>

Here are a few editorial tweaks:
</edited>
What is included in a baseline.


1) Items listed in a baseline can include technologies, technology
components, technology extensions, or well defined collections of
technologies.

2) A technology or feature is not in the baseline unless it is named in
the baseline.

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

Those who set baselines must take great care so as not to include
technologies for which there is not broad support in user agents,
including assistive technologies. 
</edited> 



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Subject: Baseline Doc Cleanup


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.  

Gregg

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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 baseline.

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 21:09:32 GMT

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