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Reviewer-level Actions

7. Ending a Review

Before a Problem Report is resolved it is reviewed by one or more review groups in order to determine whether the submitter has identified a valid problem and whether they have classified it correctly. The review is carried out by reviewers reading the original submitted details and the comments of other reviewers, and registering their own comments and opinions using a web interface.

When a review group has determined how they should respond to a particular report, one of the review group responders must close the review by providing the final review response. This is a public statement summarizing the findings of the review group which will be visible to all viewers of the problem report during the rest of the review process and after it has been published.

When responding to a problem report after a review, the responder should remember that one use of the Problem Reporting System is to record circumstances in which certain apparent problems will not stop certification. For example, a certification applicant may notice a failure in a test suite when they feel that they should be allowed to pass. They will then search the Problem Reporting system for any instances where that error has been identified to be a Test Suite Deficiency (TSD) or an Interpretation issue in the specification (INT). It is the responsibility of the review responder to ensure that they indicate the conditions under which their recommendation holds, i.e. if it is a special case or can be generally applied.

You may make a end a review by Viewing the Review or the Problem Report Details page and selecting the Make Final Response to End Review option.

The fields in the End Review form are shown below.


Enter your name here.

Contact Email

Enter your email address here, or a contact email address if you are responding on behalf of a group of people.


Enter the Problem Report resolution, as agreed by the reviewers in the review. In a TSMA (Test Suite Maintenance Authority) or CA (Certification Authority) review, the resolution is a recommendation to the SA (Specification Authority). In an SA review, any resolution given is final, but if no agreement has yet been reached, No Resolution Given can be selected, in which case an Expert Group Review is triggered. In an Expert Group review, a resolution must be given.

The resolutions are given below.

Resolution Codes
TSDTest Suite Deficiency
CSDCertification System Deficiency
PINPermanent Interpretation Issue with a specification
TINTemporary Interpretation Issue with a specification pending resolution from an external body
MSFMinor System Fault
DUPDuplicate of Previous Problem Report
REJReport Rejected

Resolution Type

In this program this will have the Final resolution given.


Enter the Review Conclusion here as a summary. Ensure that it includes any special cases or exclusions that apply to the resolution, so that it can be used to provide a generic record for future users of the Problem Reporting system to determine whether the errors they are seeing are permissible. This text will be visible to all users of the Problem Reporting system.



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