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Re: Test FAQ: draft for discussion

From: Patrick Curran <Patrick.Curran@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:55:23 -0800
To: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Cc: "'www-qa-wg@w3.org'" <www-qa-wg@w3.org>
Message-id: <41C0889B.6070509@sun.com>

Agreed. I'll soften this considerably in the next draft...

Lynne Rosenthal wrote:

> 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:
>>
>>>
>>> Comment on: Why is conformance testing important?
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>> I disagree with the 2^nd paragraph,
>>>
>>> >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.)
>>>
>>> I believe and we (NIST) has seen that implementers do use the 
>>> conformance tests. 
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>> --Lynne
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>  
>>
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