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Re: [qaframe-spec] What is an implementation?

From: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 12:03:21 -0600 (MDT)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.53.0309031200260.77720@measurement-factory.com>

On Wed, 3 Sep 2003, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>   The current Specification Guidelines document
> <http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2003/08/qaframe-spec> does not define what it
> consideres an implementation. For example, is a MathML document
> considered an implementation of the MathML specification? If it is
> considered an implementation, this should be made explicit. If it is not
> considered an implementation, the document lacks checkpoints for
> documents, it is for example nowadays quite common for web authors to
> include conformance claims for their web site on their web site but
> Guideline 9 only considers "implementations".

Would it be sufficient to say that "implementation" is anything that
is a subject to specification's conformance statement (explicit or

That would cover software, documents, specifications (e.g. a spec may
contain conformance requirements for other specs describing protocol
bindings or optional modules), etc.


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