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From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 22:20:26 -0400
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To: www-qa@w3.org

I'm not sure where the "validation" definition came from. Tying validation 
to a document is way too restrictive.   The definition we usually use is 
"the process necessary to perform conformance testing in accordance with a 
prescribed procedure and an official test suite."


Mark Skall
Chief, Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970

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Email: skall@nist.gov
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