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Re: Answer to TAG comment on error processing requirements

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 18:24:23 +0200
Message-ID: <956893459.20050503182423@w3.org>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org

On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 5:11:20 PM, Karl wrote:

KD> Dear Chris,

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

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

KD> Original comment (issue 1154):
KD> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2005Mar/0010.html

KD> The QA Working Group agrees the former text was narrowing the scope of
KD> the good practice without good reason and made the new text broader,
KD> while illustrating it with the former text. Good practice 23 now reads:
KD>     Define an error handling mechanism.
KD>     What does it mean?
KD>       For each class of product affected by an error condition, address
KD>       error handling. For instance: for a language, address what effect
KD>       an error (be it syntactic or semantic) in the input has to a
KD>       processor of this language; for a protocol, address how a party to
KD>       this protocol should behave when a bogus message is received; for
KD>       an A.P.I., indicate what exceptions are raised.
KD> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#error-handling-gp

KD> [0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/

Thank you, turning the list into examples as you have done avoids
restricting the applicability.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
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