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Answer to Ian Hickson: Additions to "write tests"

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 11:47:10 -0400
Message-Id: <ECDAA046-88F6-4651-B6DE-0DE82A68EC50@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: www-qa@w3.org

Dear Ian,

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.

[1] Original comment (issue 1048 [1])

Thank you for your comment, which the QA Working Group has accepted  
with modification.  The comment is a good one, but a bit out of scope  
since it is about how to write good tests.  However, we have reworded  
the affected section to clarify and it now reads [2]

 What does it mean? For each feature, the Working Group might seek  
early implementation to demonstrate the feature. If early  
implementations are not available (e.g., due to commercial  
constraints, IPR, etc.), it is beneficial to write test cases to  
illustrate a concept or use case of the technology. This provides a  
way to to study the interactions between the different parts of the  
specification and reveal problems. Additionally, these test cases can  
be incorporated into a test suite.

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/
[1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1048
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#write-sample-gp

Karl Dubost
QA Working Group Chair
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 15:47:28 UTC

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