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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] [JSR-88] DFM Patch Take 3
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:12:40 GMT
On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 10:48 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

>> Here is the crux of my point.  IMHO, the javadoc/specs should capture 
>> all
>> requirements.  The RI is not to be used as the final definition
>> of the spec.
>> Am I wrong?
> The TCK is the final arbiter of the spec.
> In this case, there is an ambiguity in the spec - the RI does one thing
> which we think is weird. Provided what we implement conforms to the 
> spec and
> passes the TCK then we do not need to duplicate the behaviour of the 
> RI.

The final arbiter is the spec.  If we believe that a test in the TCK is 
not required by the spec, I believe we can challenge the test to have 
it removed.


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