Subject: Another view on conformance?
http://tr.im/gRUC Rick Jelliffe on Conformance, with a view on ODF. including: <quote>Conformance is hard. ISO standards have a constraint that only "verifiable" statements can be made in normative text: no airy fairy fluff. And I certainly belong to the camp that says that the clauses in IT standards (in particular document standards) should not only be "verifiable" but that they should be objectively and automatically verifiable in standard ways. </quote> regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. Docbook FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk