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Is document code really needed?

This was discussed without much feedback on the testing mailing list so I thought I'd bring it up on the wiki discussion as well:

I was reviewing this morning and it occurred to me that we shouldn't need the identifier in element one. If we're moving towards a common reference/number there should be no need to indicate a document code as the first element. Especially if the 4th optional element is for legacy identifiers.

Examples from the page:


Reference from the page:

   1st Element - Document code (OCR=OWASP Common Requirements Number, ODG=OWASP Development Guide, OTG=OWASP Testing Guide, OCG=OWASP Code Review Guide, others reserved)
   2nd Element - Requirement Area (major)
   3rd Element - Detailed Requirement Identifier (minor with up to one sublevel (e.g., .01, .02)
   4th Element (Optional: DEPRECATED, or # for iterations, or legacy identifiers)

Rick.mitchell 08:51, 25 May 2011 (EDT)