W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > September 2012

RE: [HTMLWG] CR Exit Criteria redux

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:11:27 +0000
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <272f295056a14180b5d7fe50c060b36a@BL2PR03MB604.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
On Friday, September 14, 2012 6:11 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> == implementation
> 
> A user agent which: (1) implements the "Web browsers and other interactive
> user agents" conformance class of the specification. (2) is available to the
> general public. The implementation may be a shipping product or other
> publicly available version (i.e., beta version, preview release, or "nightly
> build"). Non-shipping product releases must have implemented the feature(s)
> for a period of at least one month in order to demonstrate stability. (3) is
> not experimental (i.e., a version specifically designed to pass the test
> suite and is not intended for normal usage going forward).

Since the goal of testing for CR is to confirm that it is possible to independently
implement the spec and achieve interoperability, why is one month of "stability"
necessary? If someone ships an implementation that passes tests and demonstrates
that interoperability has been achieved, why is it necessary to wait another month?

Thanks,

Adrian.
Received on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:14:24 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:14:24 GMT