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RE: some reflections on @alt usage

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:50:20 -0700
To: "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "'Al Gilman'" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008e01c9030e$c2e43150$9e3c42ab@stanford.edu>

Laura Carlson wrote: 
> The Specification Guidelines in the W3C QA Framework advise
> specification authors to: 
> "Provide as much information as possible to narrow the allowable
> choices and to increase predictability...Narrowing choices and
> increasing predictability enhance the likelihood of interoperability
> since the implementer chooses from a reduced sample space. Narrowing
> choices, providing more information, and eliminating incorrect
> choices increases the chances of correct implementations. An
> enumerated list of values is one way to constrain the choice of
> optionality."       
> Does  "when possible" meets W3C QA Framework guidelines?

All things are potentially possible ('tis a question of time and resources,
and ROI), and as Ian himself suggests:
                                                 )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
                                                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
"Things that are impossible just take longer." `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'


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