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Re: [SpecGL] C2: Identify what is required, Pcp 2

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 08:53:28 -0400
Message-Id: <6.0.0.22.2.20040803085133.01c4a610@wsxg03.nist.gov>
To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, <www-qa-wg@w3.org>

More suggestions.

Replace 'level' with 'type' since we advocate level as a hierarchical 
functional level.

At 04:56 AM 8/3/2004, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:
>Principle: Explain which conformance requirements are mandatory, which
>are suggested and which are optional
>
>What does this mean?
>Depending on the way you specify the conformance requirements, it may or
>may not be clear if an implementation needs to implement all of them or
>only part of them. Try and make sure one can easily distinguish the
>level of requirements they have.
>
>Why care?
>If implementors don't have the same understanding of what's required,
>interoperability is likely to suffer in the end.
>
>Techniques
>* use RFC Keyword (see Pcp 1)
>* group the requirements of same level in subdivision of the technology
>(see section @@@)
>For instance, HTTP 1.1 defines two level of conformance, one where all
>the MUST are respected, and one where all the MUST and the SHOULD are
>implemented.
>--


--lynne 
Received on Tuesday, 3 August 2004 08:53:35 GMT

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