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[widgets] CfC: Change request for classes of products; deadline October 14

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:01:31 -0400
Message-Id: <936DB90B-F9F1-4B46-AD34-D191584D5919@nokia.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
The change proposed below is to move what CR#1 calls Conformance  
Checker Behavior (CCB) requirements to a new spec [P&C-CC]. This  
proposed change has already been made in the P&C Test Suite Edition  
[TSE] and [TSE] is the Editor's Draft that will be used as the basis  
of the next publication of the P&C spec.

In addition to the CCB change, the TSE also includes a change to the  
spec's scope. In particular, whereas CR#1's scope includes four  
"classes of products" (UA, widget package, configuration document and  
conformance), the TSE only addresses the UA class (at least that is  
the intent based Marcos expressed in [MC] but that is not yet  
reflected in the TSE spec itself).

This CfC is: to accept the changes proposed below including the  
related classes of products and scope changes as reflected in the TSE.

As with all of our CfCs, positive response is preferred and  
encouraged and silence will be assumed to be assent. The deadline for  
comments is October 14.

-Regards, Art Barstow

[CR#1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-widgets-20090723/
[TSE] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/Overview_TSE.html
[P&C-CC] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-pc-cc/Overview.src.html
[MC] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009OctDec/ 

Begin forwarded message:

> From: ext Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
> Date: September 29, 2009 10:56:00 AM EDT
> To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
> Subject: [widgets] Conformance Checker assertions spec
> Reply-To: "marcosc@opera.com" <marcosc@opera.com>
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/ 
> b21a10670909290756w38df3dfbg92f38b574bfa20e8@mail.gmail.com>
> Given that the test suite event did not bother to 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].
> Rationale for the move:
> Firstly, the CC assertions are poorly specified - they don't actually
> say why a CC needs to do something.
> Secondly, the CC assertions as they currently appear are hard to test
> (far too many SHOULDs and MAYs) and some are not precise enough.
> 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 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
> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au
Received on Saturday, 10 October 2009 16:02:22 UTC

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