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Short Spec and Spec Guidelines

From: <lsr@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 19:08:51 -0400
Message-ID: <1032908931.3d90f0839195e@imp.nist.gov>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, www-qa@w3.org

I see that I disagree with what has been said --

It should definitely include a conformance statement (section) since its 
Section 6 describes the requirements that MUST be met - the conformance 
statement can be brief saying that it follows the conformance section in the 
SOAP spec. Since this is a specific feature of SOAP, I think it should follow 
the specGL as much as it can, but not need to meet all the specGL 
guidelines/ckpoints - that would be overkill. However, it should identify its 
relationship to the SOAP spec. I'm assuming it is a 'child' specification of 
SOAP, and as such needs to clearly (dare I use that word) identify 
its 'parent' specification.  And thus,it would be the 'parent' specification 
that would need to conform to specGL. 


How a short Spec like 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-soap12-af-20020924/ can conform with the 
Spec Guidelines? 

No conformance section, etc. The question is open in the sense does 
it make sense or not? 

So how we should organize the spec guidelines to take that kind of 
spec into account or should we comment the SOAP materials to be in 
accordance with Spec Guidelines. 

Just an open question, not looking for an argument. 

Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager 

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