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

From: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 13:05:50 +0000
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RE: It is easy to build, deploy and use (or as easy as...)



"It" in your comment is ambiguous. I'm assuming you mean Standard X makes it easy to build, deploy, and use to create new products and services (or enhance existing ones)? ...and not that the standard itself is easy to... etc.?



Isn't this covered in the 3rd point?
> * It should be easy to understand (or as easy as the subject matter allows!) and easy to implement.



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net>
Sent: August 14, 2021 6:53 AM
To: public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org) <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: Re: FYI: What makes a standard ‘world class’?



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.





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Dave Crocker

Brandenburg InternetWorking

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