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From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 09:07:17 -0600
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To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

QAWG participants,

A more detailed agenda will follow by the end of today, but I want to send 
this topic so that you will have more time to check out the references.

Before I went on vacation, the lead editors of the Framework documents had 
a teleconference.  Here are our preliminary conclusions about the Framework 
publication schedule.  The existing proposed schedule was:  all 7 parts to 
Last Call at end of January, and next publication of all 7 parts in /TR/ by 
1 November.

With our current resources, we don't think this is achievable.  Here are 
our current thoughts for a modified schedule:

1.) possibly slip the TestGL and TestET (examples & techniques) parts 
behind the others by 2-3 weeks.

2.) publish Intro, OpsGL, SpecGL per original schedule (1 November and end 
January)

3.) OpsET & SpecET -- uncertain, possibly slip a little and publish after 
the GL parts.

#3 is "uncertain", because there are still some uncertainties about how the 
ET parts relate to the GL parts, and there is an open issue (issue 68, [0]) 
about the ultimate status of these parts -- 
Recommendation?  Note?  Other?  Issue #68 refers to issue #67, which deals 
with the scope of the parts -- examples, or techniques, or both?  While 
issue #67 is "Closed", it alludes to some additional issues about how the 
GL-ET parts relate to each other, which issues have not yet been enumerated 
as separate issues.  To quote:

"Techniques will raise a number of additional issues: must (can) the 
enumeration be exhaustive? how precise (i.e., verifiable) can these be in 
diverse operational, specification, and test environments?"

Lurking here also is the question (issue):  What role, if any, do the 
techniques in the ET parts play in the determination of conformance to the 
specific requirements of the GL parts?

Although we need not necessarily be constrained by WAI's GL-ET work, on the 
other hand it provides a body of existing practice (the only such body?) 
that we can look at.  Before the telecon, please have a look at one or more 
of the GL/ET pairs, [1]..[6].

-Lofton.

[0] http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/qawg-issues-html#x68

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG10/
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG10-TECHS/

[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/
[6] http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10-TECHS/
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