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Re: QA Matrix improvements

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 10:29:58 +0900
Message-Id: <a05200f0cbb0990895504@[]>
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, www-qa@w3.org

At 10:17 -0600 2003-06-06, Alex Rousskov wrote:
>1a. There is no legend for images and colors used in table cells.
>     Please consider adding one or see 1b.

	images: agreed
	colors: not necessary, the text is on it already. but the 
meaning of CR, LC, could be explained.

>1b. Consider having three [borderless] columns inside the "Validator..."
>     column so that it is easy to see which specs lack a test suite,
>     for example. Cool undocumented image icons can then be replaced
>     with a well-understood check-mark icon.

Difficult to solve. If you have a solution for that, I'm happy to hear it.
Nested tables are not a possible solution.
We just removed the fact to have separated colums for them. It was 
like that before but it was taking too much room.

>1c. Perhaps it is my Opera, but there is lots of unused white space
>     to the right of the matrix table, while the table cells are
>     shorter than their text wants them to be. This makes the matrix
>     much longer than it needs to be.

	Good point. I will modify the template.

>1d. The intro says "no means not applicable or not available" but
>     the matrix uses empty cells or cells with "-" instead.

	Yes artefact from the previous version to modify.

>1e. The "This version of the Matrix has been produced" paragraph
>     should be moved to the bottom since most people do not care
>     how the table was produced.

	And it's not up to date. I'll do it.

>1f. The "RDF maintained list of QA related info" link returns a 404:
>     http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/06/matrix-base


>2a. HTTP/1.1 Conformance Section is available at
>     http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec1.html#sec1.2
>2b. HTTP/1.1 errata document is maintained by Scott Lawrence at
>     http://purl.org/NET/http-errata
>2c. HTTP/1.1 "Test Suite" link [1] points to a list of test sites
>     (most of which are dead now); it should point to a list of test
>     suites [2]. The icon should be changes from "W3C" to "Tools".
>     [1] http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/Forum/#Test
>     [2] somebody would need to add an anchor for the following H2 title
>         on the same page
>         <H2>Other Testing Opportunities and Resources</H2>

Will do.

>3.  "HTML 4.0 Recommendation" cell should probably be just "HTML 4.0",
>     since other spec cells do not have "Recommendation" in them.

The title is automatically made by the RDF list of specifications as 
declared in the TR list page.

>Disclaimer: item (2c) is a partial self-promotion.

Thanks for your comments alex.
Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager

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