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Re: Second last call issues list updated

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 12:37:17 -0600
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To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
I would like to thank Ian for updating the issues list and including the 
reviewers comments as part of the issue.  I would also like to state that 
with the large number of issues that we cannot spend extended time on any 
one issue.  In general if an issue exceeds more that 15 minutes of 
discussion at the FTF meeting, I will ask working group members to take 
action items to draft resolution proposals for the group to consider later 
in the FTF meeting or on a subsequent telecon.

I think it is also important to point out as we review last call comments 
that we are developing W3C recommendations and that we must meet the 
current standards for W3C recommendations.

1. If we cannot show implementation experience for a checkpoint the group 
will need to decide whether:
a. Retain the checkpoint; actively recruit implementation by developers; 
and prepare to return to candidate recommendation
b. Remove the checkpoint and add the requirements to the list of 
requirements for a later document
c. Reduce requirements to something that we have implementation experience 
and add more advanced requirements to the list of requirements for future 

2. If the checkpoint cannot be verified (i.e. to broad or unclear) this 
will probably result in conflicting conformance claims and reduce the 
utility of the document to both consumers and developers.
a. Say more clearly what we want now, and more general requirements to a 
list of future requirements
b. Remove the checkpoint and add requirements for a future document

Remember this is the first version of this document and that while we want 
to be forward thinking in our guidelines.  The checkpoints should clearly 
state what the problems people with disabilities are having now and propose 
proven solutions.

Look forward to seeing you soon,

At 12:47 AM 11/15/2000 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>I've updated the second last call issues list [1] for our meeting
>this week. I documented 122 issues. Some of them will challenge
>us, but my impression after reading them is that the list
>(while long, admittedly) is manageable.
>The very good news is that this heavy review came during last
>call. This is much better than if it had come at Proposed
>Recommendation. This means that if we handle the comments well,
>we are very likely to have many fewer issues to address later on.
>I recommend the following to help us process these comments
>in a timely manner:
>  - Please remember that we should avoid adding new requirements
>    at this phase.
>  - Closed issues should remain closed unless there is new
>    information to justify re-opening them.
>  - People can register their objections when they dissent
>    and the Chair decides to "move on" nevertheless. The Chair
>    has the right to have the WG move on despite dissent. However,
>    if the Chair abuses this power (which I have never seen our
>    fine Chair do), there are appeal paths available.
>See you at the meeting on Thursday,
>  _ Ian
>[1] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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