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new text for Checkpoints 12.1 and 12.2

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 07:20:09 -0500
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To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Here is our proposed replacement text

12.1 Provide an Implementation Conformance Statement proforma

To fulfill this checkpoint, a specification MUST either
     -   include or reference an ICS
     -   explain why an ICS is not needed

The inclusion of an ICS may not be applicable to all specifications.  An 
ICS that is part of a specification does not preclude other organizations 
such as certification organizations, from having their own ICS.  A 
specification's ICS can be thought of as providing a minimal list of items 
supported by the implementation, capturing information the WG deems 
necessary to support conformance claims.

12.2 Require the ICS be completed as part of the conformance claim

To fulfill this checkpoint, the specification MUST include the ICS as part 
of its conformance claim requirements.
This checkpoint is not applicable, if an ICS is not included in the 

Rationale: The ICS is coupled with the requirements for making a 
conformance claim (guideline 11), thus providing specific information about 
the implementation and substantiating the conformance claim.

-lynne and mark.
Received on Tuesday, 5 November 2002 07:26:42 UTC

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