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Re: Conformance and Implementations

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:14:25 -0600
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To: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Cc: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>, www-qa@w3.org
At 10:27 PM 10/18/01 +0300, Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote:
>The thing I would personally like to have discussed is this: What is the 
>W3C _official_ position on testing, interdependancy and conformance? Given 
>the fact, for example, that the DOM TS has not officially been used as an 
>experience tank for subsequent test suites (at least not to my knowledge), 
>thus not coordinating this with later efforts, should there perhaps be a 
>clause in the specs that indicates how test suite should be written in a 
>coordinated fashion? I'm afraid we may be missing the forest for the trees 
>by moving in too many directions at once eventually ending up with 
>incompatible testing frameworks.

This fits the goals of the QA activity, and some work on common framework 
will likely be prioritized as one of the early deliverables.  In Section 2 
of the QAWG charter,


see the 2nd bullet and the 2nd-to-last bullet.

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