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QA WG F2F, Dublin, Wed Aug 10 2005, Morning

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:47:09 +0100
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QA Working Group F2F Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - A.M.


Scribe: Richard Kennedy


(PC) Patrick Curran (Sun Microsystems)
(KD) Karl Dubost (W3C, Chair)
(DH) Dominique Haza Massieux (W3C)
(LH) Lofton Henderson (CGMO)
(RK) Richard Kennedy (Boeing)
(LR) Lynne Rosenthal (NIST)
(MS) Mark Skall (NIST)


(TB) Tim Boland (NIST)
(DD) Dimitris Dimitriadis (Ontologicon)

Absent: None

Summary of New Action Items:

AI-20050810-1 [LR, MS & KD] Primer: Mark & Lynn -> Layout (due August  
26); Karl -> Graphics (due August 31).

AI-20050810-2 [PC & RK] Test Case Model: Patrick (due August 24) &  
Richard (due August 26); Karl -> Pub. (due August 31)

AI-20050810-3 [PC] Test FAQ Review Patrick in the light of Test Case  
Model. Due August 31.

AI-20050810-4 [LR] Comments from NIST about Test FAQ. Due August 24.

AI-20050810-5 [KD] Conformance Clause Template. Due August 17.

AI-20050810-6 [LH] Editorial pass of QA Handbook to provide an  
estimate of what it would take to fix the charter template. Due  
August 31.

AI-20050810-7 [LH] TOC list of QA Handbook Good Practices. Due August  

AI-20050810-8 [DH & David] Variability in Specifications. Due August 12.

Markup Languages

KD discussed Björn Höhrmann's emails concerning the definition of  
markup languages in a specification. He has been in contact with  
Björn. This is a possible work item for the Interest Group.

Organizing Future W3C QA Work

The efforts of a future Interest Group will be based individual  
contributions of time. There are about 100 persons on the QA mailing  
list. PC said that many persons have posted to the QA mailing list.  
Moving all discussions to the QA IG mailing list may increase  

KD discussed section 2 (Scope & Deliverables) of the IG charter  

A discussion of IG topics followed:

QA IG Charter:

* QA Review of W3C Specifications
* Test Case Data Model
     - Test Case Markup Language
     - Oriented toward tool development
* Maintenance of QA WG documents
* Testing Strategies
     - Implementation report
     - Coverage, measurement
     - Test FAQ
* Test Development techniques
     - Automation, automatic generation of tests
     - How to produce tests quicker & more comprehensive
* Outreach through:
     - Articles
     - Tutorials
     - How to Guides (e.g., QA Tips, LogValidator Manual, Validator  
install manual)
     - Evangelizing to other organizations & technologies outside W3C
     - Technical Plenary Involvement
     - QA in-reach inside W3C
     - Public evangelist
* Tools
     - Templates & checklists (e.g., conformance clause)
     - Validators, checklinks, etc. (with Systeam)
* Certification
* Technology Watch
* Glossary evolution, new terms, etc.
* QA IG Co-chairs KD & LR
* Meetings
     - Telecom every two weeks on Mondays:
         - Washington, DC 10:30 - 11:30
         - West Coast, DC 7:30 - 7:30
         - Japan 23:30 - 00:30
     - F2F at least annually at Tech Plenary
* Duration: 1 year
* Deliverables:
     - General statement that we intend to produce some consensus  
report published on the W3C Web site and/or TR space W3C IG Note.
* Dependencies/relationships with Other W3C Activities
     - Look at

Next Telconf (Monday August 22)
- Lynne's Birthday
- Status of Patrick's work
- Status of Spec GL
- News about QA IG rechartering
- Conformance clause template

Next F2F:
Tech Plenary

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
*** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
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