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RE: conformance vs. compliance

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 13:28:52 -0400
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To: Art.Barstow@nokia.com, <www-qa@w3.org>

At 12:38 PM 8/9/02 -0400, Art.Barstow@nokia.com wrote:

>How about adding Compliance to the Glossary and in its definition
>say something like:
>Within the QA Activity, Compliance is synonomous
>with Conformance but that for consistency, the
>Activity uses Conformance.

I like the idea, but how about "to avoid the proliferation of more than one 
term referring to the same concept" the Activity uses Conformance.
Mark Skall
Chief, Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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