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Answer to Ian Hickson: Avoiding device-dependent profiles

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:43:10 -0400
Message-Id: <C02FACAF-A653-4FE5-B5FF-BA5AB36837B0@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: www-qa@w3.org

Dear Ian,

Thanks for your comments on the Last Call version of the QA Framework:
Specification Guidelines[0] - 22 November 2004

After two weeks from now (on May 18, 2005), the lack of answer will  
be considered as if you had accepted the comment.

Original comment (issue 1045 [1])

Thank you for your comment, which the QA Working Group has accepted  
in principle but believe that the current wording discourages  
variability and that it isn’t appropriate to get into technical  
details as to what is good or bad variability, but rather should be  
carefully evaluated by each Working Groups (as expressed by ‘when  
warranted’). [2]

“Good Practice 13: Create subdivisions of the technology when warranted.
What does it mean? It may make sense to subdivide the technology into  
related groups of functionality to target specific constituencies,  
address specific capabilities or hardware considerations, provide for  
incremental implementation, facilitate usability, etc.,..”

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/
[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1045
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#subdivide- 

Karl Dubost
QA Working Group Chair
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 15:43:29 UTC

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