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ACTION-837 - Provide explanatory text for the addendum... ISSUE-272 a new name ISSUE-273 for which document? ISSUE-274 which texts are needed?

From: Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:53:22 +0200
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To: "MWI BPWG Public" <public-bpwg@w3.org>

I was asked to provide extra text for the addendum to put it into the
correct context.
I believe I have come up with a way of doing so.
As the Basic Tests document builds upon the Best Practices document, so
does the addendum.  It however focusses on different parts of the Best

If you read this and then the document itself, it will make more sense.

The follwing information will apply to several issues and one action.

ISSUE-272 a new name
Suggested title for the addendum:
"Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 - Addendum: Tests requiring human

ISSUE-273 for which document?
This also clear up for which document this addendum is intended...the BP

ISSUE-274 which texts are needed?
I believe the following text is all that is needed to turn this into an

ACTION-837 - Provide explanatory text for the addendum...

The Mobile Web Initiative's Best Practices Working Group set out to
create guidelines which help content authors to create better mobile
friendly content.
Such content will display more easily on mobile devices, from the
simplest web capable handheld, to the most sophisticated smart phone,
thereby accelerating the convergence of handheld and desk-bound content

The group's efforts resulted, among others, in the creation of two main
"Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 - Basic Guidelines" outlines the best
practices which should be followed to create mobile friendly web
"mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests" tests the implementations of those best
practices, but is limited to maschine testable aspects.

The limitation to machine tests removes ambiguity and allows a clear cut
detemination of whether content is "mobileOK".
"mobileOK" is a claim which content authors can make and even annouce
this visually and maschine readable on the page in question.

There are many aspects of best practices the adherence to which must be
evaluated by a human being.
This introduces a great deal of subjectivity.
Different people may have different opinions about the quality or degree
to which a given best practice has been adhered to.

Therefore "Addendum: Tests requiring human interaction" is held in a
similar format as "mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests".
It provides a means to evaluate the adherence to the best practices
where "mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests" cannot make deterministic statements.

This document is non-normative and is provided for informational
purposes only.  The reader and content author is encouraged to follow
the advice give as it will further improve the content created.

Adherence to these tests does not impinge upon or otherwise influence
the right to claim that content is mobileOK.  
For that claim the "mobileOK Basic 1.0 Tests" must be passed.

However authors are free to inform the public if they, in their own
view, also fulfill the tests outlined in the addendum.

Please do give feedback either on this or the addendum itself.

-- Kai
Received on Thursday, 4 September 2008 15:54:03 UTC

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