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Answer to comment on the term "Umbrella specification"

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:26:48 -0400
Message-Id: <ED905E79-6B43-4EFD-A9AA-A93B61A091A7@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 1060 [1]):

Thank you for your comment, which the QA Working Group has accepted.  
The notion of umbrella spec has been removed from SpecGL, moved to  
the Variability in Specifications document [2], and alluded to in the  
Scope and Goals section of SpecGL [3]. The relevant section now reads:

"The term specification is used as defined in ISO Guide 2-4 [ISO- 
GUIDE] as meaning a document that prescribes requirements to be  
fulfilled by a product, process or service. Specifications can be  
defined in one document or as a coherent set of several documents  
@@link to VIS for Umbrella@@, and can import requirements of other  
specifications with normative references." [3]

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/
[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1060
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-spec-variability-20050428/
[3]  http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/

Karl Dubost
QA Working Group Chair
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 15:26:53 UTC

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