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Re: draft proposed rewording of Scope (for Al comment)

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 13:48:42 +0200
Message-Id: <CAA28A83-470D-47F9-AFAB-79A3B3283F36@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>

(back from holidays)

Hi Lofton,

Thank you very much for the rewording. I will reply to Al Gilman. :)

Le 05-05-27 à 18:02, Lofton Henderson a écrit :

> QAWG,
>
> Here is a new proposed draft for SpecGL Scope section [1].  I  
> conjoined the stuff in 1st paragraph with the stuff in the 3rd, to  
> make a new 1st paragraph.  In the process, I got rid of the word  
> "better".  I didn't touch the other two paragraphs -- formerly 2nd  
> and 4th, now 2nd and 3rd.  I think it could still flow better and  
> be improved -- it currently uses all of the bits and pieces that we  
> had before -- but here is a first cut...
>
> [[[ This document is a guide for W3C specification editors and  
> authors. It provides guidelines for improving the conformance  
> related characteristics of specifications.  In that respect, this  
> document differs from other W3C process and publication related  
> documents. It addresses the most basic and critical topics with  
> respect to conformance, including how to convey what is required  
> for an implementation in order to conform and how to allow  
> variation among conforming implementations.
>
> The term specification is used as defined in ISO Guide 2-4 [ISO- 
> GUIDE] as meaning a document that prescribes requirements to be  
> fulfilled by a product, process or service. Specifications can be  
> defined in one document or as a coherent set of several documents  
> (see Umbrella specifications in Variability in Specifications [VIS]  
> for more discussion), and can import requirements of other  
> specifications with normative references.
>
> In addition to conformance, there are several other topics that  
> should be addressed when writing a specification, such as  
> accessibility, internationalization, security, and device  
> independence. These topics are not directly in the scope of this  
> document, but are evoked in section 3.3. Specification authors and  
> editors are encouraged to consider these topics and coordinate  
> their efforts in these areas with the relevant W3C Working Groups. ]]]
>
> Regards,
> -Lofton.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#scope-goals

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