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Re: [widgets] Conformance Checker assertions spec

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:36:04 +0200
To: marcosc@opera.com
Cc: public-mwts <public-mwts@w3.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <1254242164.4708.2690.camel@localhost>
Le mardi 29 septembre 2009 à 18:18 +0200, Marcos Caceres a écrit :
> Given that the Widget test suite event did not create tests for
> conformance checker (CC) related assertions, I have moved all
> conformance checker assertions from the P&C Test Suite edition to a
> new document [1].

FWIW, we chose not to create test assertions for conformance checkers
since it seemed to us that the most important and urgent needs were for
user agents, rather than conformance checkers.

(logically speaking, I don't think this can be taken as a reason for
removing the CC test assertions - I think they are both a consequences
of conformance checkers interoperability being less important to the
market at this stage than UA interop).

> Thirdly, we don't have anyone committing to implement the assertions,
> which potentially delays the progression of this specification to Rec.
> 
> Moving the CC assertions to their own spec allows them to, obviously,
> be standardized independently.
> 
> The CC assertions are important and deserve their own specification -
> they also need to be done properly, with collaboration of
> implementers.

I think this makes sense; I personally think that the conformance
checker requirements could probably be published as a note rather than
as a rec - since again, the needs for interoperability at that level
don't seem all that great just now.

> I again ask the working group to endorse this move as we move P&C to PR.
> [1]   http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-pc-cc/Overview.src.html

For what it's worth, given that:
 * P&C has been vastly rewritten
 * test results collection hasn't started (AFAIK)
 * you're suggesting to remove a bunch of conformance requirements which
could be assessed as a substantive change
I think it might be worth pushing P&C to a short Last Call period (3
weeks), asking to focus only on the changes since CR, and then when the
implementation reports are finalized, ask to go to PR directly.

HTH,

Dom
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