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Re: [SpecGL Draft] A.2 Provide the wording for conformance claims.

From: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 10:38:56 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1091781535.1416.2389.camel@stratustier>
Le jeu 05/08/2004 à 21:31, Karl Dubost a écrit :
> Principle:
> 	Provide the wording for conformance claims.

We decided this should be a GP during our F2F, FWIW:

> Why should I care?
> 	Having a more or less uniform way of claiming conformance for 

s/more or less//

> particular usage of the technology will avoid confusion of people who 
> are interested by such claims. It can happen in many different context 


> which can be legal for policies and laws, or commercial when selling a 
> product.
> Techniques:
> 1. Identify all variabilities of the specification: class of products, 
> modules, profiles, levels, extensions.

I don't think this is needed to provide a conformance claim; you need to
know what's your conformance model is, and what conformance labels
you'll be using though.

> 2. Give all information identifying uniquely the specification: name, 
> versioning, date.
> 3. Write the wording of your conformance claims including this 
> information:
> 	• 	the specification name,
> 	• 	the specification version,
> 	• 	the degree of conformance satisfied,

s/degree of conformance/conformance label/

> 	• 	information about the subject which is claiming conformance,

Spec authors can't do that, since that's only relevant for people
actually claiming conformance to the spec; I guess this should be
reworded to say that the conformance claim should have a placeholder to
include information about the subject of conformance.

> 	• 	the date of the claim.


> 4. The specification should require that conformance claims contain at 
> least this information.
> Examples
> 	[Ed note. WAI specs have some good  examples.]

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