Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines (TAG) TC
"A test assertion is a statement of behavior, action or condition that can be measured or tested. Each is an independent, testable statement of a normative requirement in a specification to facilitate the creation of a conformance test. Test assertions are derived from the specification and can be mapped to it." -- from their guideline doc. This looks like it's directly applicable to what this TC will be doing. Specifically, the "ODF Conformance Test Requirements" document could be written, at least partly, as a set of test assertions. Among the things they say it's useful for is smoking out unclear and underspecified things in the spec. This is their wiki: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/tag/FrontPage This is their guidelines doc: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/tag/TestAssertionGuidelines In section 2.1 of their guidelines doc, there is a note about mandatory/preferred/permitted prescription levels, and how they map to the may/might/should/shall language that's been discussed on this list recently. Although their guidelines doc is still a draft, it looks like a very useful tool.