Test Maintenance (was Re: Minutes from Informal Test related Telecon, 20/11/03)

> [Action]: JJC compose words to DanC and Sandro regarding process and
> the possibility of leaving PROPOSED tests in at REC.

I don't exactly follow what this is about, but my current draft wording
for the SOTD on test maintenance is:

   Although OWL itself is stable, the test suite is expected to evolve
   to clarify issues which may arise. During this Proposed
   Recommendation phase, any changes to the normative test suite will
   appear in the OWL Test Cases editor's draft [1]; after possible
   advancement to Recommendation status, such changes will be handled
   as normative errata [2]. Additional non-normative tests may be
   provided by the Working Group via the test site [3] as supplemental
   information for developers.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/editors-draft/draft/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2003/06/Process-20030618/tr.html#rec-modify
[3] http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/

On the specific question of PROPOSED tests in OWL Test Cases, I'd say
they're fine as long as they are clearly labeled non-normative.  

On this subject, BTW, a little editorial work on Appendix A might be
nice.  (In particular, A.3. seems to say that subtantive changes are a
kind of editorial change, which seems wrong to me.)   But I don't
think it's critical.

     -- sandro

Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2003 08:48:41 UTC