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Re: Conformance checkers

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:16:00 +0900
Message-Id: <5D299D2A-A7BF-4AC3-951B-709661DF0835@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>

Le 1 août 2007 à 21:30, Jirka Kosek a écrit :
> 1) Precisely specify conformance criteria through the text of
> specification and specify to which category they belong
> or
> 2) Remove this whole section and say just something like

A third possibility is to make a list of all conformance statements  
that a conformance checker has to check. It has the benefit to create  
an easy to read, process list for implementers of such tools and to  
guarantee uniformity across tools.

If the list is well designed it could be used for

- creating a test suite
- prototyping modules
- prototyping error and help messages

plus there are sections of the spec with MUST requirements, which are  
difficult to implement for a conformance checker.

     Some of the algorithms in this specification, for
     historical reasons, require the user agent to pause
     until some condition has been met. While a user agent
     is paused, it must ensure that no scripts execute
     (e.g. no event handlers, no timers, etc). User agents
     should remain responsive to user input while paused,

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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Received on Thursday, 2 August 2007 04:30:16 UTC

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