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QALites and relevant W3C documents

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 11:45:45 -0400
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Recently, Karl provided a list of documents for W3C Editors, which is also 
available at [1].  I have reviewed these documents and a few others to see 
what would apply to our documents.   The following is my assessment of 
applicability and also some questions. Please let me know if you disagree 
or have additional thoughts.

1.  Pubsrules [2]:  Document versioning is tied to conformance, for example 
"if a technical report with no changes that affect conformance to a 
previous Rec, then the edition number is changed and no change to revision 
no". . Last year, Susan Leach asked us about this.
--relevant to SpecLite probably under Quality Control. We probably should 
mention something, but not go into details

2. Tips for Getting to Rec Faster [3]. As part of its push to encourage 
technical quality, interoperability and consensus, it advocates, "develop 
test suites and other supporting materials in parallel with the Rec track 
document.  Talk to people in the QA Activity about existing tools and test 
suite frameworks.
--supports TestLite

3. How to Organize a Rec Track Transition [4]. Test suites are addressed as 
part of the request for CR and beyond for implementation information.  "Are 
there test suites. What is the relation between test suite and conformance 
to the TR? Is QA situation generally clear and satisfactory? Do tests 
demonstrate/evaluate all features implemented? Links between the tests and 
features being tested? Are test suites planned? Coordination with QAWG?
--relevant to TestLite

4. The essentials of a specification [5].  Lots of good stuff here.
--relevant to SpecLite

5. Conformance [6].  Talks about specifying conformance as being like an 
equation.  Also a section on Tests. Not very comprehensive.
--relevant to Spec, TestLite

6. Architecture of the WWW [7].  Section on Extensions.  Karl has addresses 
some of these in an email [8] and in the Wiki
--relevant to SpecLite.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/Editors/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/02-pubrules.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/02-transitions.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/1999/09/specification
[6] http://www.w3.org/Guide/Conformance.html
[7] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-webarch-20031209/
[8] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2004Mar/0034.html
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