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Re: D-AG0001-A - Conformance and Interoperability

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:13:30 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203210113.UAA16678@markbaker.ca>
To: hugo@w3.org (Hugo Haas)
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org ('www-ws-arch@w3.org')
+1!

> 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.

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Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
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