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Re: Ops Guidelines Issue

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 10:41:31 -0400
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To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, www-qa-wg@w3.org
We (Sandra Martinez and me) have experienced this smae issue when we mapped 
the XML Test Suite work of the XML Core WG to the Operational Guideline.

At 01:59 PM 4/15/02, Lofton Henderson wrote:
>QA Working Group --
>I have come up with an issue about the Ops Guidelines [1].
>Recently I have been looking at the QA aspects of SVG (while generating 
>content for Ops-Extech), and have been looking at some existing activities 
>that have published Recommendations (such as XML 1.0 and XSLT 1.0).
>Issue:  Checkpoints don't clearly address existing groups.
>In the introductory section 1.3, "Navigating..", we say:
>"This document is applicable to all Working Groups, including those that 
>are being rechartered or already exist. Working Groups may already be 
>doing some of these activities and should review the document and in so 
>far as possible incorporate principles and guidelines into their work"
>The first couple of guidelines -- QA responsibility, QA commitment, 
>resource allocation, etc -- are all written for new groups.  There is no 
>mention of how an existing group should make its commitment, the TS 
>responsibilities of a group that has published a Rec and has rechartered 
>or is rechartering.  For example:
>** in-progress towards Recommendation, but already chartered (e.g., XFORMS)?
>** done w/ a first Recommendation, but moving on to further work (e.g., 
>Imagine being a member of one of these groups and looking at the first 
>couple of Guidelines/Checkpoints.  What would you conclude about what you 
>should do?  I don't have a proposal yet, but one or more of the following 
>options might be appropriate:
>a.) reword the guidelines and checkpoints, or add new ones (i.e., there 
>would be "applicability" here -- some ckpts apply to new groups and some 
>to old groups).
>b.) add prose addressing "old groups"
>c.) add new/old criteria to Ops-Extech for pass/fail ("verdict criteria")
>I think this is important enough that we should take a little time, so 
>I'll log it as an issue, unless anyone objects.  (Btw, I'll have new, 
>substantially revised issues list out today.)
>[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2002/framework-20020405/qaframe-ops
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