Defect Classification

Headline      Description
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Critical      Would cause faiilure of complete system, for all users, until
              fixed.  No work-around.

Severe        Functionality loss for all or many usrs, without any acceptable
              word-around.  Rest of the system can be used.

Major         Would result in aspects of the system being unusable, but
              otherwise generally remains operable.  Would cause failure for a
              relatively low number of users.

Minor         Avoidable with a work-around.  Rarely causes failure for users.

Insignificant Minor infringement of specification.  Does not affect usability
              of the system.  Functional loss which can be tolerated in
              the medium to long term.

-- Frank Dean - 20 Mar 2004

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