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Re: TEST: last call candidate

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 20:17:57 +0300
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200305142017.57152.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

Jim:
> 1 - section 5 - Testing an OWL implementation is labeled Informative. 
> I believe it would be consistent with WG decisions to be either 
> informative or normative (at the editors' discretion)

declined.

rationale:
a) the text of this section has had less care than normative text (some of the 
phrasing is less precise than I would like with MUSTs and SHOULDs)
b) the musts and shoulds are logical consequences of the MUSTS and SHOULDS in 
the conformance section. I would expect OWL implementors to grok that, 
without an explicit upcasing.
c) that would make running the test suite obligatory for OWL implementations 
to claim conformance - if we choose to do that we would need more work on the 
abstract and introduction to make that clear, and it's a bit late for that.

I would be happy to reconsider if there is more call for this change.

Jeremy




 
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