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Re: Improving Communication and Expectations (was: Seeking earlier feedback from MS [Was: IE Team's Proposal for Cross Site Requests])

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:30:06 +0900
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F2CFA604-1B6E-418D-A2C7-98199CEBC8D3@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


Le 16 juin 2008 à 17:09, Maciej Stachowiak a écrit :
> I will add that in my experience with API development in a  
> commercial setting, we would never think to make API decisions by  
> phone, or even via an in-person meeting.

and this

> Every API addition has at least a week of email discussion before it  
> can become final, with additional in-person meetings if needed for  
> complex topics.

are basically the same. Just a bit more iteration.

>  No software project works this way, and a standards project  
> shouldn't either.

The only way to achieve it are tests and code.

A way to *really* have "Web standards deserve to be treated with at  
least the same degree of seriousness." would be to not accept any  
features be put in the specification without having published test  
cases AND code.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Monday, 16 June 2008 08:30:43 UTC

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