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Re: Draft Minutes -- QA Working Group Teleconference 2005-06-13

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 08:15:49 -0600
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To: david_marston@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Okay, I have changed the attribution.

You should work with Karl on the AI, then, if you think you can make a firm 
and clear distinction between the definition of umbrella and profile.


At 10:06 PM 6/13/2005 -0400, david_marston@us.ibm.com wrote:

> >DM:  no strong opinion on umbrella.  LH/KD:  should we note that the
>dividing line -- umbrella & profiles is not sharply defined?  DM:  add
>strong example like OWL (or XML Query?).  Plus add disclaimer that there is
>no hard dividing line between umbrella and profiles, and the concept and
>separation are still being refined.
>That suggestion about saying no hard line didn't come from me. In fact, I 
>think I could define a hard line if I wanted to. Something like: the 
>umbrella doesn't (normally) divide specs according to target platforms, 
>but rather different Spec Categories or mental-bite-sized conceptual 
>pieces. In other words, there are many reasons that a WG's work gets so 
>complex that they issue multiple specs, profiles being one but not the 
>likely driver for the creation of an umbrella spec.
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