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Re: TEST process and test document

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 14:17:41 -0400
Message-Id: <p0511174bb99ea0ebb530@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, jjc@hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 1:31 PM -0400 9/6/02, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
>Subject: TEST process and test document
>Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 14:01:02 +0200
>>  I have drafted a document describing a test process.
>>  It also includes the tests that have Manifest file entries.
>>  (i.e. all the approved ones, and some of the proposed ones).
>>  I would like to know whether people thought this is going in the right
>>  direction before I do more work on it.
>>  I think the process sections are ready for discussion.
>I think that this is definitely going in the right direction.  I have some
>concerns over it, but nothing major.
>>  The major change proposed is that we view a document as our primary test
>>  deliverable.
>>  This then clarifies what accepting a test means: the test moves from the
>>  proposed section into the main section of the document. In the main section
>>  it is under the editorial control of the test document editor.
>I'm ambivalent about having proposed tests in the document itself.  On one
>hand, it is rather convenient to have them collected in one place.  On the
>other hand, it does make for a long document, and more work for whoever is
>maintaining the document.
>>  Such a document will end up as very long ...
>This is one reason to be rather cautious in accepting tests.
>>  Jeremy

Could we do something like have this document sort of like our issues 
list, and includes the unaccepted tests with a "submitted" status or 
whatever.  When we are ready to release this document for real, we 
simply remove the pointers to anything that isn't accepted, and move 
it to WD or whatever?  Would that work?
p.s. My rationale for this is that having one place where one could 
find all the tests and explanations (including unapproved) would be 
very helpful within the WG process, like the issue list is.

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