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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Deliverable: odf-diff?
2008/6/23 <email@example.com>: > Whether something is testable or not does not depend on whether it is a > "shall" or a "should". Both are provisions of the standard, and both are > normative. "Shall" denotes a requirement and "should" denotes a > recommendation. Whether it is testable or not depends on whether the > provision is written precisely, accurately and clearly. In particular, we > could define the test requirements such that violations of requirements and > recommendations are both reported, perhaps with different output classes, > e.g., "error" versus "warning" versus "informational". Heavy request Rob. IF this is definitive, would you expand your thoughts. 1. Interpretation as used in the current standard (shall ....) 2. What you expect of the various classes of statement found in the spec. Hard ones(clear, shall): test it, fail the test= fail the overall run etc. fluffy (may, clear): test it, fail= warning etc. I think this 'direction' could come from us (or needs to be a very early deliverable from the TC). It's pretty crucial though. regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk