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Answer to comment on "Specifying conformance" wording

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:21:36 -0400
Message-Id: <37F80011-E4D3-45C3-8EF1-C04723056771@w3.org>
Cc: Gary Feldman <g1list_1a@marsdome.com>
To: www-qa@w3.org

Dear Gary,

Thanks for your comments on the Last Call version of the QA Framework:
Specification Guidelines[0] - 22 November 2004

After two weeks from now (on May 18, 2005), the lack of answer will  
be considered as if you had accepted the comment.

Original comment (issue 1057 [1]):

Thank you for your comment, which the QA Working Group has accepted.  
We have reworded the affected sections as you recommended and they  
now read [2]:

"Conformance is the fulfillment of a product, process, or service of  
specified requirements. These requirements are detailed in a  
specification as part of a conformance clause and in the body of the  
specification. A conformance clause is the section of a specification  
that identifies all the criteria that must be satisfied in order to  
claim conformance to the specification.
A clear presentation of conformance is crucial to successful  
interoperability of implementations. The conformance model and the  
language used for normative information determine the testability of  
a specification. They also influence the overall implementation  
landscape, ranging from a narrow conformance with few allowable  
variations in implementations to multiple conformance types,  
resulting in numerous conforming implementations. The model must be  
chosen carefully, to produce the intended implementation range."

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/
[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1057
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#specifying- 

Karl Dubost
QA Working Group Chair
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 15:21:41 UTC

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