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Re: status of http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:34:10 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20020827.093410.98313227.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: Re: status of http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/ (Re: TEST: Functional and InverseFunctional tests for approval)
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 13:00:21 +0200

> Peter asks:
> > What is the status of this directory?
> 
> > Can anyone put tests in it?
> 
> Practically no.
> You need to jump through a few hoops with Dan to get CVS access to the
> archive.
> I see no reason why you shouldn't though. The whole directory is such a mess
> that a few more arbitrary additions couldn't make it much worse.
> 
> I would be pleased if you did create some tests and added them.
> 
> A proposed clear up approach is to machine process the manifest files to
> generate index files that only show the good stuff eventually.
> Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if we need a much more dictatorial approach
> in which a dictator with sole control of a new directory copies approved
> tests into it, making editorial changes at whim. Currently we only have
> about five approved tests.

I propose the following:

1/ No tests be added to http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/ until the working
   group approves a document that specifies how tests are to be created and
   maintained and this document is pointed to by the WG main web page or
   the WG main test page.
2/ No tests be placed in http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/ unless they are
   approved by the WG.
3/ Part of the test document is a categorization of tests.
4/ No tests be approved by the WG unless they have an accompanying
   description and belong to one of the test categories.

> > If not, why is Jeremy Carroll putting tests in it in
> > advance of working group approval?
> 
> When I add a test I add an entry in the Manifest file of that directory
> showing that the status is "PROPOSED". When and if it is approved the status
> line changes, and a link to the approving minutes should be added.

I would much prefer that tests in this directory only be approved tests.

> Jeremy

peter
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 2002 09:34:23 GMT

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