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Re: Test FAQ: draft for discussion

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 13:31:19 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20041215132641.00aa5450@mailserver.nist.gov>
To: Patrick Curran <Patrick.Curran@Sun.COM>
Cc: "'www-qa-wg@w3.org'" <www-qa-wg@w3.org>
Yes, I think. They definitely use them if they exist.  However, what about 
all the tests that companies have (e.g., Sun, IBM) and want to donate to 
the WG's testing effort.  Additionally, do we actually want to say that 
implementors don't usually develop conformance tests - even if that is 
true, I don't want to say this too strongly, since we are trying to get 
implementors to develop conformance tests.

lynne

At 01:30 PM 12/15/2004, Patrick Curran wrote:
>Perhaps I should have suggested that these type of tests are less likely 
>to be *developed* by implementors. I agree that most implementors will 
>grab whatever tests are available and will run them against their 
>implementation.
>
>Do you agree with this revised statement?
>
>Thanks...
>
>Lynne S. Rosenthal wrote:
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>>Comment on: Why is conformance testing important?
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>>I disagree with the 2nd paragraph,
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>> >This type of testing is perhaps less likely to be performed by 
>> implementors (who are more likely to focus on performance, usability, 
>> features unique to their implementation, etc.)
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>>I believe and we (NIST) has seen that implementers do use the conformance 
>>tests.
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>>--Lynne
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