Testing and next conference call

As is clear from Friday's minutes [1], we made progress during last call on
Testing, but it was also clear that there is a lot of work still to be done.

To accomplish this work in a timely fashion, we need broader participation
from the Working Group, in particular from implementers.  Some of the issues
to resolve and work to be done is evident from the minutes, but in a
nutshell one time-critical need is to identify clearly the features from
each of our specs that are to be tested. This in turn will help inform how
testing might be organized and carried out.  For example, no one
implementation needs to implement all features of the Web Annotation Data
Model, but for each identifiable feature of the Model there need to be at
least 2 implementations that implement this feature successfully.  In
thinking about how to carry out testing, there was consensus that we should
look to successful testing protocols used by other W3C working groups (and
possibly other groups) for inspiration.
Accordingly, we will dedicate our upcoming Conference Call (Friday 25 March,
11 AM Eastern Daylight Savings time - US) to Testing. 
If you have an implementation that has implemented any features of the Data
Model, Vocabulary, and/or Protocol Working Drafts, please do your best to
join this coming week's Web Annotation Working Group call. Especially if you
are not a regular but plan to be on the call Friday, please let Tim know (he
will be chairing the call). A reminder with logistics, etc. will be posted
next week.
[1] https://www.w3.org/2016/03/18-annotation-minutes.html#test 
Rob & Tim
Tim Cole
University of Illinois at UC

Received on Saturday, 19 March 2016 19:42:26 UTC