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Re: conformance vs. compliance

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 09:37:45 -0600 (MDT)
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.44.0208100929510.61524-100000@measurement-factory.com>

On Sat, 10 Aug 2002, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> The QA glossary is not a dictionary or an authoritative source on
> how to use terms, but a glossary for QA documents at W3C, including
> the QA framework. If the people authoring/editing these documents
> want to use one synonym and not use another, why would that be a
> problem?

Oliver,

	You probably missed the beginning of this thread where it was
proposed to add subjective text regarding "how to use terms". There is
nothing wrong with selecting one term over the other, of course. It is
wrong, IMO, to exclude the other synonym from the glossary (because it
causes endless questions) or to alienate a large group of people
(because folks on this list do not like marketing side-effects).

Alex.
Received on Saturday, 10 August 2002 11:37:49 GMT

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