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More about possible WWW2004 panel

From: <david_marston@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:59:41 -0500
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
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I sent in an intent statement for a panel, quoted below. Note the
suggested roles of the panelists. Do you want to try to name some names
on November 3?
.................David Marston

Working title: Is interoperability a futile quest?

Themes: Standards, mostly de jure, and interoperability
     Reliability
     Performance
     Vendor independence
     Web engineering

Intended audience: Implementers and users of Web standards, especially 
those who rely on conformance and interoperability.

Assurance of liveliness: Any discussion of standards vs. proprietary 
approaches is a good stimulus. How is Web interop faring in 2003? Are the 
W3C Recs suitably constraining? Do SHOULD statements in the Rec have 
enough moral authority? Are localization and interop opposed to each 
other? When the WGs issue tests as well as Recs, how do we benefit?

Panel: Moderator is a QA professional.
Panelists are a mix of points of view among
purist/idealist,
pragmatist,
victim of poor past practices,
implementer of a W3C Rec,
possibly a Rec editor,
possibly a trainer/author.
(One panelist may fulfill two roles.)

Outcome: Audience members go away thinking about the limitations of the 
W3C and similar processes, or become willing to support greater investment 

in that process, and/or become more likely to buy conformant products.
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