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LC comment for SpecGL : 'SpecGL should address the topic of CP applicability.'

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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 05:29 +0900
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Here is a last call comment from Lofton Henderson (lofton@rockynet.com) 
on QA Framework : Specifications Guidelines (and Examples and Techniques)
received by the LC form system.

Submitted on behalf of: N/A
Comment type: Substantive
The comment applies to: "Overall"
Comment title: SpecGL should address the topic of CP applicability.

[This comment probably applies to the "Conformance" section.]

It is arguable that some SpecGL checkpoints -- applied to SpecGL itself, or to any other specification for that matter -- might be "not applicable", because of the nature of the specification.  For some checkpoints (CP), SpecGL  states conditions under which the CP is not applicable.  It is unlikely that SpecGL has anticipated all of the circumstances under which a CP might be "not applicable".

Proposed resolution : 
In "Conformance" section, address what a specification tester, who is applying SpecGL's ICS, should do if he/she believes that a checkpoint is "not applicable" (n/a), but SpecGL has not indicated that the CP might n/a.

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