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Re: Process for editing together

From: Eve L. Maler <eve.maler@east.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 15:08:16 -0400
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The writeup seems quite specific to WAI, but I still think it's good to 
document such things.  I agree with pretty much all of the general advice, 
except that on occasion I have inserted "candidate wording" into a spec 
(marking it as such) so that my group could see it in context.

One thing we started doing in the Linking group during periods of high 
activity was to send out weekly drafts showing the decisions made the 
previous week, along with a "diff" version generated by a process that 
compares the old and new XML, and sets the diff attributes (which get used 
by the diffspec stylesheet to produce change bars).  Norm did the 
comparison tool; I haven't been able to get it running myself, but he was 
kind enough to run it for me.


At 08:32 AM 5/15/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>I tried to write down the things I know about how to edit specs in a group. I
>figure that it is a bit different from most of the discussion on this list,
>but I don't have another idea about a good place to talk about it
>(suggestions welcome).
>It is also based on my experience, which is mostly with WAI specs, and it is
>very incomplete. But I would welcome comments (like "this is a useeful thing
>to write down", or "this is rubbish - we don't want to hear about it", or
>even suggestions to edit it...)
>Anyway, a URI http://www.w3.org/2001/05/spec-process
>Charles McCathieNevile    http://www.w3.org/People/Charles  phone: +61 409 
>134 136
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative     http://www.w3.org/WAI    fax: +1 617 
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Eve Maler                                             +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Development  eve.maler @ east.sun.com
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