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QA concerns re: CSS3 conformance

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:53:41 -0500
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To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Cc: karl@w3.org

If I remember correctly, in the QAWG teleconference of 02-14-05, some QAWG 
members expressed some concern or questions with respect to conformance of 
CSS3 modules vs. conformance of CSS3 profiles (in the context of the 
"umbrella specification" discussion), and I had indicated a willingness to 
raise the issue with the CSSWG (with some concurrence from at least one 
other QAWG member).

Accordingly, since I plan to attend the CSSWG meeting at TP, being a member 
of CSSWG, I asked Bert Bos, chair of the CSSWG, at the CSSWG teleconference 
today, to reserve a short block of time to discuss this 
previously-mentioned QA CSS3 conformance issue at the upcoming CSSWG TP 
meeting, since we were determining the agenda for next week's CSSWG meeting.

  Specifically, if I remember correctly from the previously-referenced QAWG 
teleconference, how can different CSS3 modules (which may be referenced as 
a collection by one or more CSS3 profiles) take different lengths of time 
to progress to Recommendation, and how can this situation be managed 
effectively, given that there are dependencies among the CSS3 
modules?    There may be other relevant CSS-QA issues as well..

I plan to raise any issues as a concerned individual in "liaison" (member 
of both QAWG and CSSWG) to gather information, if it is OK with the 
QAWG.  I would not purport to in any way represent the consensus views of 
the QAWG on any of these matters, since no such consensus view has been 
reached (or has it?).

Is it OK to pursue this topic as described previously in this message at 
next week's CSSWG meeting?  If not, I can ask Bert to take the item off the 

If it's OK, are there any other QA-CSS issues I should pursue, and did I 
capture this issue correctly?

Thanks and best wishes,
Tim Boland NIST

PS - I also plan to meet with WCAG Techniques Task Force, and hope to 
continue dialogue re:
my action item to do so.   Is there anything else I should represent?

PPS - I plan to have a discussion with Dave Marston of IBM Research this 
Thursday re: Panel Presentation on Versioning and Extensibility, from the 


Thanks and best wishes,
Tim Boland, NIST
Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2005 17:54:48 UTC

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