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Re: D-AG0001-A - Conformance and Interoperability

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 16:05:07 -0500
To: "'www-ws-arch@w3.org'" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020320210507.GJ3477@jibboom.w3.org>
Hi Daniel.

* Austin, Daniel <Austin.D@ic.grainger.com> [2002-03-11 16:45-0600]
> 	I would like to propose the following CSF analysis for this goal,
> from an architectural viewpoint:
> AG0001-A - It is a goal of the Web Services Architecture Working Group to
> develop a
> standard reference architecture for web services that encourages the
> development of interoperable software products from multiple vendors and
> provides a defensible basis for conformance and interoperability test
> suites.
> 	Therefore, the web services architecture should:
> 	AC0012-A - Develop a means of identifying conformance so that
> testing software can be constructed.
> 		AC0121-A - The WSAWG should co-ordinate with WS-I on
> development of conformance test suites

I believe that conformance testing will come to play for the
technologies designed by other Working Groups started as a result of
the work of the WSAWG.

I am all for interoperability and interoperability testing, but I am
unclear how that could be achieved at the architectural level (I will
be happy to have this clarified though). It would be up to those
Working Groups to co-ordinate with people (WS-I and others) developing
test suites.

I would therefore specify that AC0012-A is delegated to the Groups
developing the technologies, and therefore remove the mentioning of
the WSAWG in AC0121-A and replace "WS-I" by something more general
(anybody could come up with a test suite).

In the end, I would maybe drop AC0121-A and rephrase AC0012-A:

  Ensures that the development of identified technologies identifies
  conformance so that testing software can be constructed.

This is a W3C-wide goal, but I guess that it's OK to repeat it.



Hugo Haas - W3C
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