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Agenda: HTTP Compliance

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:14:05 -0700 (MST)
To: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.10.10103061516040.4157-100000@measurement-factory.com>
Hi there,

	I am considering attending the QA workshop. My team is working
on an HTTP compliance+ test suite called Co-Advisor:
  http://www.measurement-factory.com/products/co-advisor/ 
While Co-Advisor is a new activity, you might have heard of Web
Polygraph and HTTP performance cache-offs developed/held by The
Measurement Factory (TMF): http://polygraph.ircache.net/.

	I have discussed TMF plans with Karl Dubos and Daniel
Dardailler of W3C before the workshop was announced. They indicated
that the workshop would be the right place to discuss possible
cooperation.

By looking at the proposed agenda, I am concerned that the topic of
HTTP compliance does not really fit any of the sessions, even the
"other kind of tests" item: HTTP is not a W3C specification, and all
agenda items talk about W3C specs. On the other hand, workshop scope
and expected audience descriptions imply that HTTP testing may be
relevant (after all, HTTP is in the Web "core").

I am worried that nobody at the workshop will care enough about HTTP
compliance; and I certainly do not want to waste attendees time.

Could potential attendees and folks in charge of the workshop clarify
the situation? Specifically,
   - Is there sufficient HTTP compliance interest in W3C QA activity?
   - Should HTTP compliance be on the agenda?

I am not intimately familiar with W3C innerworkings and would
appreciate straightforward answers/opinions.

Thank you,

Alex.
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2001 18:14:20 UTC

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