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[weekinqa] summary of topics on www-qa@w3.org, 27 May-9 June 2002

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: 10 Jun 2002 09:47:29 +0200
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W3C QA - Two weeks on the QA mailing list
27 May to 9 June 2002

About the "weekinqa" QA Mailing-list bi-weekly summary

   "WeekinQA" is a bi-weekly summary of the main topics discussed on
   [11]www-qa@w3.org, the public mailing-list of W3C [12]QA Interest

     [11] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/
     [12] http://www.w3.org/QA/IG

   See the [13]calendar, [14]initial requirements for this resource and
   the [15]previous issue.

     [13] http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/05/weekinqa-cal
     [14] http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/02/aweekinqa
     [15] http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/05/weekinqa-cal

Topics for this period

Testable assertion tagging for W3C specifications

   The follow-up of a thread started on May 6 by a [16]proposal of Scott
   Boag went into more details during the past two weeks. The proposal
   was about defining a new markup to tag W3C specifications so that
   tests assertions could be automatically extracted from the
   specifications, making the job of test suites creators much easier.
   This markup could be an extension to the [17]xml-spec DTD or a
   collection of HTML classes.

     [16] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2002May/0000.html
     [17] http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/06/xmlspec-report

   The main issue revolved round knowing whether such a markup would be
   efficient enough to identify all the parts of a specification a test
   suite creator might need. Indeed, the problem of keeping the context
   of an assertion is capital. Thus, is what is needed only a good markup
   language or a good addressing scheme too?

   And, if such a markup could be designed by the QA WG, would it be
   mandatory for the WG to use it? It would be probably more a question
   of convincing the editors more than enforcing it.

   The thread haven't come up with a clear resolution yet: the
   possibility of making the test assertions list an add-on to the
   specification was suggested as being a successful approach for the XSL
   FO test suite.

   See the threads : [18]1] (start), [19]2]

     [18] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2002May/thread.html#0
     [19] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2002May/thread.html#71


   The discussion on the definitions of some terms in the [20]QA Glossary
   went on: especially, the difference between a test suite and a
   validation tool was clarified.

     [20] http://www.w3.org/QA/glossary

   See the thread: [21]1]

     [21] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2002May/thread.html#94

QA Matrix updated

   After an error was signaled in the [22]QA Matrix of W3C
   Specifications, Karl fixed it and announced it moved it to an XML
   format, welcoming suggestions of improvements.

     [22] http://www.w3.org/QA/TheMatrix

   See the thread: [23]1]

     [23] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2002Jun/thread.html#4


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