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Re: "Variability in Specifications" WG draft

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 08:56:49 -0600
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To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org

Overall, very good, and I think mostly suitable for a fpwd.

Editorial Notes:

** I would change the list of "seven DoV" to numbered, instead of bullet.

** I notice that the glossary of SpecLite does not contain definitions for 
profiles, modules, etc.

** "Specification Category" -- this is under-specified.  I.e., it is 
difficult to understand both the explanations of the different categories 
(they each need at least a sentence of definition/discussion), and how this 
is critical to variability analysis.  I myself would have difficulty 
writing a Spec. Cat. analysis based on this.  We should develop the section 
better, or remove it.  For now, maybe "green flag" it to indicate that we 
think it needs attention.

All for now,

At 07:00 PM 8/20/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Hello QA WG,
>I've posted a first WG version of "Variability in Specifications" for
>your review:
>http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2004/08/qaframe-spec-advanced-20040830 (linked
>from the WG home page)
>While a thorough review of its contents from everybody would be most
>appreciated, at least a detailed review of the "newest" parts of the
>documents is needed:
>- the abstract and status
>- the introduction
>The sections 2, 3 and 4 are mostly the same as the section "Concepts" in
>the CR version of SpecGL, although I re-arranged some of its subparts
>and tried to fix some references that didn't make sense out of SpecGL
>Comments on bad language, broken sentences, non-understandable
>references are asked in priority, but I'll try to handle requests for
>enhancements as much as possible too; we need a stable document by
>Wednesday EOB at the latest if we want to have enough time to request
>permission for publication (as required by the transition requests) and
>the lasts pubrules adjustments that may be needed.
>I also would like formal agreement by the WG to publish the document
>minuted in our upcoming meeting on Monday - sorry for the short notice.
>Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/
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