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Re: Testable assertion tagging for W3C specifications

From: David Marston/Cambridge/IBM <david_marston@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 22:46:59 -0400
To: Philip Wadler <wadler@research.avayalabs.com>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org, w3c-query-editors@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1A29984B.6AD02277-ON85256BB2.000E5B22@lotus.com>

>Can you explain what you mean by "testable assertion"?

This term came from work being done by the QAWG and a companion
effort of the (generic) Conformance TC of OASIS. You will probably
see a formal definition from the QAWG soon. Informally, it is any
sentence or equivalent assemblage of words that prescribes the
behavior that must be obtained when a stimulus occurs under a certain
set of conditions. The associated test would create the conditions,
cause the stimulus, and allow capture of the resulting behavior for
evaluation.
.................David Marston
Received on Monday, 6 May 2002 22:50:26 GMT

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