Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:42:26 PDT To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Jim Pitkow <email@example.com> Message-Id: <99Apr20.104407pdt."361416"@louise.parc.xerox.com> Subject: repository requirements At the highest level, there are some issues as to what the requirements of the repository need to be. Here's my understanding of the argument for having a strict policy on what enters the repository. What I don't quite have is the counter argument. If you are in the latter camp, please step-up and provide that line of thought. Certified Logs or Bust! * Results and comparisons performed across uncertified logs are dangerous because a) the data &/or descriptions may be inaccurate and b) the results not necessarily repeatable. Such logs increase the likelihood of invalid theories and incorrect observations being promoted. * As a result, scientific progress will be hampered by enabling easier accessibility of uncertified logs. * Therefore, the W3C and the WCA have a responsibility to provide only certified logs.