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Re: Conformance Disclaimer

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 08:35:40 -0700
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To: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org

A new issue, #105, has been entered into the QAWG Issues List:


Discussion is welcome, on this (IG) mail list.


At 12:24 PM 12/11/02 -0500, Mark Skall wrote:

>The conformance disclaimer currently states "Failing to achieve 
>conformance degree of at least A-conforming does not mean that the subject 
>specification is necessarily deficient to its intended purposes, nor does 
>it mean that it is an unacceptable basis for the development of quality 
>test materials."
>I believe this undermines our attempt to get WGs, recs and test suites to 
>adhere to, at least Level A.  In fact, it may be in direct contradiction 
>to this goal.  Please document an issue to revisit the wording for the 
>disclaimer.   The options would be: 1)leave disclaimer as is; 2)reword 
>this part of the disclaimer; 3)eliminate this part of the disclaimer
>Mark Skall
>Chief, Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division
>Information Technology Laboratory
>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
>100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8970
>Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970
>Voice: 301-975-3262
>Fax:   301-590-9174
>Email: skall@nist.gov
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