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Re: Glossary

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 16:33:20 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20020530162810.038d19b0@rockynet.com>
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org

At 01:37 PM 5/30/02 -0600, Alex Rousskov wrote:

>On Thu, 30 May 2002, Karl Dubost wrote:
>
> > At 22:20 -0400 2002-05-23, Mark Skall wrote:
> >
> > >I'm not sure where the "validation" definition came from. Tying
> > >validation to a document is way too restrictive.   The definition we
> > >usually use is "the process necessary to perform conformance testing
> > >in accordance with a prescribed procedure and an official test
> > >suite."
> >
> > In a case of the HTML validator you don't have a Test Suite.
>
>"HTML validator" is, essentially, a "Test Suite", isn't it? I know
>that the current definition does not imply that but it should be
>possible to have a single term that describes all validators,
>including test suites. "Validator"? It should not matter, for the
>purpose of the glossary, whether we are validating compliance with a
>protocol, a markup language, or whatever...

I thought -- correct me if this is wrong, Mark or Sandra -- that NIST used 
"test suite" in an encompassing way, that would include an HTML 
validator.  However the Glossary definition of "test suite" doesn't seem to 
imply that.

-Lofton.
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