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Re: "Living Standards"

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:27:59 +0000
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A02445656D534F098904759149A5DBE9@marcosc.com>


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Marcos Caceres


On Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> On Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:47:14 +0100, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com (mailto:w3c@marcosc.com)> wrote:
> > On Monday, February 6, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> >  
> > > 3. People don't read specs and use them properly. I am not sure what  
> > > makes them do so, but I suspect it isn't really a process issue - people
> > > have *always* skimmed and missed important stuff, and as far as I can
> > > tell they always will.
> >  
> >  
> >  
> > In my experience, having tests associated with a part of the spec helps  
> > a lot addressing 3. Implementers and their hordes of QA-nerds (including  
> > myself as one) love running tests to see what passes or fails an then
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> Agreed, but I don't believe anybody doubts that.
>  

I guess my point was that … perhaps… linking tests to specs needs to be a more explicit part of the process.  
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