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Re: A Method for Writing Testable Conformance Requirements

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:54:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4DA467BD.2070500@w3.org>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
CC: "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Hi, Art-

Arthur Barstow wrote (on 4/6/11 7:31 AM):
> As we continue to flesh out the Touch Events spec [TE], I think we
> should we consider the following document by Dom and Marcos:

I'm a fan of this approach.

If this could implemented as part of ReSpec.js, that might make it even 


> [[
> 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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