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   RE: [xml-dev] Getting specs/standards right (was UPA and schema handling

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That may evolve to 'who profits/bills for testing services'.

It can be a profitable business.  In the US, we try to punt 
these activities off to NIST.  In a global market, I don't 
know who gets to bell the cat (approve the allocation of 
the test mark). Although the W3C would be the authoritative 
owner, nothing says they can't delegate the testing.


From: Bob Foster [mailto:bob@objfac.com]

Jonathan Robie wrote:
> A W3C standard can't become a Recommendation without implementations. 
> It's useful to have tests that show what has been correctly implemented, 
> so that we can demonstrate that there really are implementations.

Yes. It would also be useful if those tests were used to develop 
W3C-sanctioned test marks, so the marketplace would have some way to 
tell, except by painful experience, which products actually implement 
the recommendations.


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