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Re: css3-fonts: should not dictate usage policy with respect to origin

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:06:49 -0600
Message-ID: <BANLkTikfm4GypNdoEuiXp62afwapfY7hOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Levantovsky, Vladimir" <Vladimir.Levantovsky@monotypeimaging.com>, "liam@w3.org" <liam@w3.org>, StyleBeyondthePunchedCard <www-style@w3.org>, "public-webfonts-wg@w3.org" <public-webfonts-wg@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>, "Martin J." <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  UA vendors demonstrate conformance with a CSS module by publishing an
> implementation report (IR) based on a test suite reviewed and approved by
> the WG.

That may be the case, but it is not the purpose of the IR or the test suite.
The purpose of W3C IRs and test suites is to demonstrate two or more
implementations of each defined feature. This is a defined part of the W3C
process with the express goal of demonstrating the implementability of
defined features.

Testing or verifying compliance of an implementation with a W3C spec is NOT
the purpose of the IR or a W3C test suite. Notwithstanding this fact, such a
test suite may be a useful tool in such a process, but it is not the purpose
of the IR or test suite.

The W3C does not publish compliance requirements on real world
implementations nor does it define a process by means of which an
implementation may be certified to be compliant (with conformance

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