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Re: Proposed edit to 6.2 (conformance to w3c specifications)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:49:23 -0500
Message-ID: <38B196C3.11F18DC7@w3.org>
To: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Denis Anson wrote:
> 
> Ian,
> 
> I think that this still leaves open the question: when a new proposal
> becomes available that extends the standard, does you product become
> immediately non-compliant, or only at the next revision?

I would argue only at the next revision. If a product P conforms
to guidelines G, I would hope that nothing would jeopardize that
conformance over time. 

 - Ian
 
> I would think that an existing product could continue to claim compliance
> with an older version of the spec until they do a major revision (whole
> number?) as opposed to a bug-fix revision (decimal?).  But a product could
> not achieve compliance for the first time unless it met the current
> standard.  You could not today, for example, say that we now are compliant
> with the UA guidelines for 11/99, if there were a 2/00 guideline in
> existence.  With this sort of language in the compliance document, I'm all
> for it.
> 
> Denis Anson
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Ian Jacobs
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 2:13 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject: Proposed edit to 6.2 (conformance to w3c specifications)
> 
> In light of issue 196 [1] and my action item from the 3 February
> teleconf [2] to harmonize the wording of checkpoint 6.2 with
> that of the Authoring Tool Guidelines Recommendation [3], here's
> a proposal to change 6.2.
> 
> <OLD UAAG>
> Conform to W3C specifications when they are appropriate for a task.
> </OLD>
> 
> <ATAG10>
> Use the latest versions of W3C Recommendations when they are
> available and appropriate for a task.
> </ATAG10>
> 
> <PROPOSED UAAG10>
> Use and conform to W3C specifications when they are
> available and appropriate for a task.
> </PROPOSED>
> 
> [1] http://cmos-eng.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JanMar/0271.html
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-ATAG10-20000203
> 
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