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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] "Strictly conforming" is not related to "interoperable"

2008/6/16 Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>:

> The key thing with extensions is that if the spec allows for a feature then
> the output should be conformant (for that feature) rather than expressed as
> an extension, unless there is good reason to stray.
> A simple, quantitative metric that could potentially be applied is the ratio
> of in-spec to out-of-spec content (where implementations are punished for
> [ab]using extensions), but then there are questions as to whether you cound
> #directives, #bytes, etc.

Isn't that a judgement rather than a test Sam?
x:y is good, anything less is bad?

What's the pass fail test?
1.5 is a mess, basically untestable.
A review by the nvdl mailing list pulled quite a few weaknesses out,
which I've forwarded to the mainTC.

1.5 is also double crossed, referring to an OR clause for read/write.
Foreign is undefined.

I've been unable to define a clear test.


Dave Pawson

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