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Re: Agenda: HTTP Compliance

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 15:16:12 +0100
Message-Id: <200103071416.f27EGCP05661@zidane.inria.fr>
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
cc: www-qa@w3.org

Hello Alex

I think HTTP should be represented.

Even though it's not a W3C REC, it was done by W3C in cooperation with
IETF and we still have an HTTP activity.

W3C has also started to work on an XML Protocol activity which will
have obvious HTTP links (e.g. SOAP)

I added a mention of HTTP in the agenda.

I also think it will be interesting to have you around to discuss the
commercial/business aspects of testing and the cooperation model we
could have (regarding IPR in particular) with companies like yours.

I suggest you register and prepare a short interest statement.

> 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 Wednesday, 7 March 2001 09:16:20 UTC

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