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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Code walkthrough

2008/7/1  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:

> In any case although I do not prefer test cases that can only be verified by
> code inspection, I do not agree with the assertion that they are for this
> reason untestable.  A third-party testing lab could certainly arrange to
> have access to the code.  And with self-certification, a vendor themselves
> could verify.

And in any case, any third party could clearly verify by throwing test
documents at it that an app was "deliberately implementing a different
behavior depending on a certain generator string," just as people
already do with websites doing so for user-agents.

- d.

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