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Re: XHTML Access module CR exit criteria

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:29:17 +0100
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF355585CC.97C777C3-ON8025744E.0033C75B-8025744E.00341EF4@uk.ibm.com>
Greetings Shane, I think that the reason we have not discussed CR Exit 
Criteria for  XHTML Access module is that we have not been through Last 
Call yet. Our resolution last week [1] was to proceeed to Last Call.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/05/14-xhtml-minutes#item06

Regards, Roland

Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> 
Sent by: public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
17/05/2008 17:14

XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>

XHTML Access module CR exit criteria

I have completed incorporating the edits from the UAWG, and am now 
preparing a draft for a CR transition call as per the resolution at our 
meeting on Wednesday (I will push an editor's draft shortly via 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Drafts#xhtml-access).  However, it occurred to 
me that we have never discussed exit criteria for this module 
specifically.  As I see if, there are two ways we can go:

   1. We decide that this module is just a component, and like @role has
      no tangible use when it is free standing.  As a result, the CR
      exit criteria could be the use of the module in some markup
      language definitions to demonstrate that the implementation(s) of
      the module work within the modularization framework.
   2. We decide that since this module actually mandates some behavior
      when it is used, the exit criteria should be that some user agents
      implement that behavior in a conforming way (either natively or
      through a plug in).

Obviously, the first gets us through CR more quickly. The second might 
be more appropriate since there are behaviors we require (change of 
focus, actuation or not, user agent and user override of key mappings).

I plan to produce an example markup language using the module (and 
xhtml-role) so that we can write and validate sample documents.  I think 
this action would satisfy condition 1 above.  For 2, I would need 
someone to help with creation of an implementation - I am pretty 
confident it could be implemented via scripting in the more flexible 
current user agents, but I just dont have the cycles right now.


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