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New verbiage for CP 8.4 <- AI-2003-0122-2 (was: "Draft minutes" of January 22, 2003 Teleconference)

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: 28 Jan 2003 17:25:01 +0100
To: david_marston@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1043771107.6477.3.camel@stratustier>
Le jeu 23/01/2003 ŗ 15:45, Sandra Martinez a ťcrit : 
> AI-2003-0122-2: Dominique to formulate text for issue AR-023 on CP 8.4.
> 
> (DH): A policy statement should be added to the checkpoint, adding a 
> testable aspect in this draft.
> 
> (DM): Would you provide the verbiage?
> 
> (DH): I will try to come up with some verbiage to discuss offline via e-mail.
Here is my proposed verbiage for checkpoint 8.4: 
""" 
Promote consistent handling of discretionary choices. 

Conformance Requirement: the specification MUST document the identified
policies for handling discretionary items 

Rationale: this helps identifying where the specification could actually
factorize these policies, so that implementations could handle
consistently discretionary items - users have an expectation of what to
expect and should be able to count on getting the same results under the
same conditions with a given implementation. 

Note that the Working Group believes that given identical conditions,
the effect of a discretionary choice should be consistent within a
single implementation, and thus, that specifications should enforce it. 
""" 

Dom 
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