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A Method for Writing Testable Conformance Requirements

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:31:32 -0400
Message-ID: <4D9C4F14.7070804@nokia.com>
To: "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
CC: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Hi All,

As we continue to flesh out the Touch Events spec [TE], I think we 
should we consider the following document by Dom and Marcos:

[[
A Method for Writing Testable Conformance Requirements
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-test-methodology-20100128/

In this document we present a method for writing, marking-up, and 
analyzing conformance requirements in technical specifications.

We argue that the method yields specifications whose conformance 
requirements are testable: that is, upon applying the method, parts of 
what is written in the specification can be converted into a test suite 
without requiring, for instance, the use of a formal language.

The method was derived from a collaboration between the W3C's Mobile Web 
Initiative: Test Suites Working Group and the Web Applications Working 
Group. This collaboration aimed to improve the written quality and 
testability of various specifications. The applications, limitations, as 
well as possible directions for future work that could refine this 
method are described in this document.
]]

I'm sure if we had any questions for Dom and Marcos, they would be happy 
answer them.

-AB

[TE] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/tip/touchevents.html
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