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Re: ACTION-871 Clarify Purpose Text of BP 1.5

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 09:26:20 +0100
Message-ID: <4913FBAC.7070409@w3.org>
To: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
CC: MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>

Hi Jo,

+1 !

My two-cents:

First cent
A small point of detail. "mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0" is referred to in 
the text as:
  mobileOK Basic Tests
  mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests
  mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0
I think we'd rather stick to the long "mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0" everywhere.

Second cent
I wonder about the use of "conform" and "conformance" in:
  - the abstract: "for conformance to Best Practice"
  - the Purpose section: "to help content providers conform to Mobile 
Web Best Practices"

I think it's the appropriate term, but it carries a "normative" feeling. 
My understanding is that the only defined conformance claim one can make 
against the Mobile Web Best Practices so far is the mobileOK trustmark, 
or, in other words, that one may "follow" or "apply" the Best Practices 
but not directly "conform" to them, since conformance is defined in 
other documents. The addendum being "commentary" and to be published as 
a note, I don't it can define any such conformance.

Well, I think I'm being uselessly picky here and probably wrong, but 
then I needed a second cent ;-)


Jo Rabin wrote:
> Proposed restatement of the Abstract [1] and Introduction [2]
> [1] 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/mobileOKPro/drafts/ED-mobileOK-pro10-tests-20081021.html#abstract 
> [2] 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/mobileOKPro/drafts/ED-mobileOK-pro10-tests-20081021.html#introduction 
> Abstract
> This document supplements W3C Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 [BP] by 
> providing additional assessments for conformance to Best Practice and 
> some additional interpretation of the Best Practices.
> 1 Introduction
> 1.1 Purpose
> The purpose of this document is to help content providers conform to 
> Mobile Web Best Practices, by providing additional tests for their 
> content and by interpreting and clarifying Best Practices in some cases.
> Mobile Web Best Practices contains sections against each best practice 
> called "What to Test". The tests in this document supplement those tests.
> 1.2 Relationship to mobileOK Basic Tests
> mobileOK Basic Tests [MOK] describes machine executable tests for 
> conformance to Best Practices, when delivering content to the 
> hypothetical extremely basic mobile device called the "Default Delivery 
> Context" [link] (DDC).
> Many of the tests described in MOK are not useful when determining 
> suitability of content for use on more advanced devices. Indeed, content 
> that is suitable for the DDC (and hence mobileOK Basic conformant) and 
> is not available in other forms that take advantage of capabilities of 
> more advanced devices may result in a poor user experience on such devices.
> 1.3 Scope
> The scope of this document is commentary on Mobile Web Best Practices 
> [MWBP] and mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests [MOK].
> 1.4 Audience
> The document is intended for creators, maintainers and operators of Web 
> sites. Readers of this document are expected to be familiar with the 
> creation of Web sites, and to have a general familiarity with the 
> technologies involved, such as Web servers and HTTP, with Mobile Web 
> Best Practices and with mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0.
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