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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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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