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Re: Idea for participation in WWW2004 (longish)

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 14:43:56 +0900
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
To: david_marston@us.ibm.com
Message-Id: <3DB7C774-F889-11D7-868C-000393A63FC8@w3.org>

On Tuesday, Oct 7, 2003, at 04:10 Asia/Tokyo, david_marston@us.ibm.com 
> I noted the Call for Participation for WWW2004 [1] and looked for ways
> that I or QAWG could participate, aiming to broaden the buy-in for the
> Guidelines documents and other activities to come. Given the rapid pace
> of the QA work, I think a panel is a good idea.

I'd second the idea of a panel as medium of choice. Most probably the 
best way to have a lively session about rather dense topics.

> Detailed topic: discussing how the W3C (through WGs) will present a 
> more
> integrated view of its requirements in the future, by providing tests 
> in
> addition to specs. This is hard to do with volunteer/contributed 
> efforts
> in the WGs.
> Panel: mix of points of view among a purist/idealist, pragmatist, 
> victim
> of poor past practices, implementer of a W3C spec, possibly a spec 
> editor,
> possibly a trainer/author. (Other ideas?) Moderator is a QA 
> professional.

Why not include spec authors from other bodies? I am certain the panel 
moderator could choose participants clever enough to be constructive 
and resist the "troll appeal". There is some danger to that, but I feel 
this could be more rewarding than a "W3C only" panel, which, with the 
already ample W3C track, may not please the organizers much anyway.

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