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Subject: Test Assertions Model V1.0 approved as an OASIS Standard

OASIS members, 

We are pleased to announce that Test Assertions Model V1.0 has been approved by the membership as an OASIS Standard [1].

The call to vote was announced on 28 September 2012 [2] and the 14-day ballot closed 15 October 2012. A minimum of 48 affirmative votes were needed in order to win approval. The finally vote tally was 54 in favor and none opposed.

Test Assertions Model V1.0 specifies the structure and semantics of a test assertion. A test assertion is a testable or measurable expression for evaluating the adherence of an implementation to one or more normative statements in a specification. The model allows for writing test assertions that bridge the narrative of a specification with the related test suite, acting as an intermediary step toward the development of executable test cases. 

Companion documents not part of this specification but developed by the TC are available as complementary material: 

(1) a primer document, "Test Assertions Guidelines" (Committee Note) as a user guide.
(2) an XML representation and schema for the model "Test Assertion Markup Language" (Committee Specification).

TC Administration will now prepare and publish the final OASIS Standard and notify members when it is available.

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone.

=== Additional information

[1] OS ballot link:

[2] Call to vote: 

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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