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RE: spec development process was: vendor prefixing

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 05:16:44 +0000
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D1704513127@TK5EX14MBXC264.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> > Why is it not until CR that "test suite" comes up?
> > Shouldn't the test suite be underway during WD or ED stages?
> >
> > For example, why isn't every WD accompanied by a test suite that consists
> > of (at least) every Example from the WD draft?
> 
> Writing testcases earlier is better - having a test editor/owner aims to
> enable that, in part - but since our public testsuites can't use prefixes
> and pre-CR implementations must use prefixes the practical utility of going
> through the exercise of publishing testcases that can't yet run anywhere is
> somewhat limited.

Isn't the issue of "test cases unprefixed" vs. "tested implementations prefixed" already addressed as part of the implementation report process that happens in CR phase?

Why can't that same process be applied during WD?
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