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Re: FYI: What makes a standard ‘world class’?

From: Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 05:52:54 -0700
To: "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5a24df27-8031-7fc4-f05e-e31bc47eb4b0@dcrocker.net>
On 8/14/2021 5:43 AM, Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) wrote:
> What makes a standard ‘world class’?
> It is not easy to say exactly what makes one standard better than 
> another, but the following points are probably the most important:
>   * A world class standard should have well-defined objectives that
>     respond to real needs in a timely manner.
>   * Its technical content should be complete and accurate.
>   * It should be easy to understand (or as easy as the subject matter
>     allows!) and easy to implement.
>   * Its requirements should be expressed clearly and unambiguously.
>   * It should be validated.
>   * It should be well-maintained.

This is a good list, but it is missing a couple of essential items:

  * It is easy to build, deploy and use (or as easy as...)

  * It has a broad base of active support, to ensure it will get
    deployment and use.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
Received on Saturday, 14 August 2021 12:53:12 UTC

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