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Re: Test Guidelines

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:23:30 -0600
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To: "David Marston/Cambridge/IBM" <david_marston@us.ibm.com>, www-qa-wg@w3.org

In the telcon, we made a distinction, but perhaps you won't agree with it:

*  "Discretionary" (we thought) refers to items where two or more behaviors 
are enumerated, and the choice is left to the implementation.

* "Intentionally vague" refers to explicitly completely undefined items, 
such as "...viewer behavior is implementation dependent".


At 04:51 PM 6/20/02 -0400, David Marston/Cambridge/IBM wrote:

>I can't help commenting on this one:
> >Checkpoint 1.5(1.6)
> >Okay, but the term "vague" needs to be changed to something a little
> >clearer, like intentionally undefined.
>If it's "intentionally undefined" then it's a discretionary item.
>Those are already covered under a different checkpoint.
>In the past, Kirill and I have used the term "vague" only to apply
>to things that are UNintentionally undefined, hence a mistake.
>.................David Marston
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