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Re: Revision 2: ACTION-4: determining sufficient implementation experience exists

From: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:50:12 -0400
Message-ID: <5239F5E4.9020207@w3.org>
To: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
CC: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>, "ab@w3.org" <ab@w3.org>
[now ACTION-7]

On 9/17/2013 3:55 PM, Stephen Zilles wrote:
> 7.2.3 Implementation Experience
> 
> The requirements for showing implementation experience are not precisely
> defined by the process. The objective is to show that the specification
> is sufficiently clear, complete and interesting that (multiple
> independent) implementations of each feature of the specification can be
> realized. In assessing that there is adequate implementation experience,
> the Director will consider (but is not limited to):

This rephrasing satisfies my concern in your previous draft [1] that the
Process was adding specific testing requirements where the intent was
simply to require Working Groups to document a testing plan and to
encourage them to start testing early in the lifecycle of spec development.

With regard to other comments (e.g. [2]) I offer the following
additional rephrasing:

[[
Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is
sufficiently clear, complete, and interesting that (multiple
independent) implementations of each feature of the specification can be
realized.  While no exhaustive list of requirements is provided here,
when assessing that there is adequate implementation experience the
Director will consider (though not limited to):
]]

-Ralph

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013Sep/0003.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013Aug/0000.html


> 
>       is each feature implemented and how is this demonstrated; for
> example, are there public tests for the feature?
> 
>       are there multiple interoperable implementations of each feature
> 
>       are the implementations created by independent implementers?
> 
>       are the implementations publicly deployed?
> 
> Planning to meet the requirement for implementation experience should
> begin early and proceed in parallel with the development of the
> specification. It is up to the working group to present evidence that
> sufficient implementation experience exists and that it has met any
> implementation requirements it has placed on itself during LCCR.
> 
> WITH THIS DEFINTION THE BULLET POINTS ABOUT implementation experience BECOME
> 
> Section 7.4.2 (LCCR) has
> 
> /must/ document how the requirement for implementation experience
> <#_top> will be met.
> 
> Section 7.4.5 (REC) has
> 
> /must/ document that the requirement for implementation experience
> <#_top> has been met.
> 
> Section 7.1, LCCR bullet
> 
> Gather implementation experience <#_top>
> 
>  
> 
> Steve Zilles
> 
>  
> 
Received on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 18:50:21 UTC

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