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Conformance Testing for OpenDocument

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 11:54:39 -0400
Message-Id: <29B12599-3B2E-451E-87E0-B435E262E29C@w3.org>
Cc: Patrick Curran <Patrick.Curran@Sun.COM>
To: www-qa@w3.org

(Patrick Curran, a question for you)

there's a discussion on OASIS mailing list about Conformance Testing  
for OpenDocument format. I wonder if someone from the list is  
participating to this mailing-list and maybe could recommend part of  
the materials we have produced in the QA WG. They seem to have  
questions, we are addressing in our documents.

I see in the list of attendees of their last meeting.

(edited to remove email addresses and spam, see the original message  
for email.)
Michael Brauer (chair) , Sun Microsystems
Patrick Durusau
Gary Edwards
David Faure
Yue Ma, IBM
Tom Magliery, Blast Readius
Lars Oppermann, Sun Microsystems
Florian Reuter, Sun Microsystems
]]] - http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200510/msg00009.html

There are a few people from Sun, Maybe Patrick could contact these  

* June 2005
General Discussion
Discussion on database format proposal will continue.

Conformance and conformance testing is something many people seem to be
asking for. (Maybe even a test-suite). Florian will post some examples
for conformance rules that can be used as a base for further discussion.

On the topic of formula language standardization, Nathaniel is trying to
find people at IBM who might take up the work which has been started by
David Wheeler on a docuemntation for an interoperable formula language
for spreadsheet applications

New Action Items
Florian: post some examples for conformance testing
]]] - http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200506/msg00020.html

* June 2005

On conformance, Florian outlined a possible model as a starting point
for discussuin. Conformance would therein be gauged by a list, that
expresses, for every feature of OpenDocuemnt, whether an application is
implementing it on a "content only", "structural" or "style" level,
where each level implies the previous. Problems that were seen during
the discussion were, that such a list would be very lengthy and of
limited use to the casual user selecting an application. Furthermore, it
cannot be said, how exactly each feature is to be rendered in every
situation, so visual or "style" conformance would be hard to judge.
Lasr suggested, that XSL-FO might be used to describe the rendering of
each feature, the usefullness and maintainability of such an effort
however remains questionable.
A general issue that was derived from the discussion, is the question on
how layout and visual presentaion are relevant for the work of the TC
(and whether they are at all).
]]] - http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200506/msg00023.html

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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