Clear specs: suggestions

John E. Simpson simpson at
Mon Feb 8 17:00:54 GMT 1999

At 11:29 AM 2/8/99 -0500, Frank Boumphrey wrote:
>[I] wrote:
><<(2) Establish editorial-review committees at least at the level of the
>W3C's four "domains":>>
>I think we need to distinguish between authors, technical editors, and
>English editors.

That's a good distinction to make.

>Usually a committee is a complete disaster for the last group, and produces
>the kind of compromised documents that we have been complaining of.

"Committee" really wasn't a good word choice. (Sheesh, where's an editor
when I need one...?) What I'm thinking of is actually more like a *pool* of
individuals for each of the problem domains/activities who could be drawn
upon, one for each spec, to clarify and smooth out the rough-hewn bits in
the verbiage.


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