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Draft Conformance Clause

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:03:13 -0700
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To: www-qa-wg@w3.org
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Hello All,

One issue that we resolved at the last teleconference was what to do about 
the Conformance clauses for the first two parts.  Attached is a draft 
clause for the Process & Operational Guidelines, which we hope reflects the 
spirit of the resolution of the issue.

Comments are wanted, of course, and we can discuss if desired at Thursday 
telcon (agenda coming soon).

By the way, the confusing language around the RFC2119 paragraph (the 
"nominally informative" and "as if normative" stuff) will be cleaned 
out.  This --- along with checkpoints, priorities, and use of 
SHALL/SHOULD/MAY etc --- covers what we intend.

In case you don't recall, checkpoints will use one of those terms, and have 
a corresponding priority (P1, P2, P3).

(for QA Editors)

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4. Conformance

This section defines conformance of Working Group processes and operations 
to the requirements of this specification.  The requirements of this 
specification are detailed in the checkpoints of the preceding "Guidelines" 
chapter of this specification, and apply to the Working Group QA-related 
documents and deliverables required by this specification.

This section defines three levels of conformance to this specification:
       Conformance Level 1: all Priority 1 checkpoints are satisfied;
       Conformance Level 2: all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints are satisfied;
       Conformance Level 3: all Priority 1, 2, and 3 checkpoints are 

A Working Group conforms to the "QA Framework: Process & Operational 
Guidelines" if the Working Group meets at least all Conformance Level 1 

To make an assertion about conformance to this document, specify:
       The guidelines title: "QA Framework: Process & Operational Guidelines"
       The guidelines URI: [...tbd...]
       The conformance level satisfied: "Level 1", "Level 2", or "Level 3".

This QA processes and operations of this Working Group [???] conform to 
W3C's "QA Framework: Process & Operational Guidelines", available at 
[...tbd...], Level 2.
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