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Action Item A-2002-03-1-6

From: peter fawcett <pfawcett@real.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 14:58:16 -0800
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To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Action Item# A-2002-03-1-6:

There was a question put to the WG concerning where to publish Test
Materials, in TR space or some where else. The WG had discussed this on the
email list and had reached agreement that publishing Test Materials in TR
space was not the correct thing to do but this decision was never
formalized so that it could be explained/justified to other WG's. Below is
a summary of the various reasons put forward by the QA WG members.

1) A number of folks felt that publishing Test Materials to TR space was a
bad idea because of the dynamic nature of Test Materials. This dynamic
nature takes two main forms. First there may be additional submissions to a
test suite after the Rec has been published to TR space. Second there may
be errata or a need for new cases that weren't anticipated when the Rec was
finalized.

2) Publishing Test Materials in the TR space dilutes the TR space. A
related suggestion is to have Test Materials be published to their own web
space. A few suggestions were put forward, primarily  WG/QA or WG/Test.

3) Keeping the Test Materials in a WG/Test space keeps the Test Materials
under the control of and responsibility of the WG itself.

These seem to be the main threads of the discussion.
Peter Fawcett
Received on Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00:42 GMT

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