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A critical factors analysis (CFA) is an analysis of the key properties of a project (in this case the RIF). A CFA is analyzed in terms of the goals of the project, the critical factors that will lead to its success and the measurable requirements of the project implementation that support the goals of the project.

Description of Goals

The primary goal of the RIF is to be an effective means of exchanging rules that has the potential to be widely adopted in industry and that is consistent with existing W3C technologies and specifications.

Consistency with W3C specifications

Exchange of Rules

Widescale Adoption

Critical Success Factors

Alignment with Key W3C Specifications


Encouragement of Interoperability


Low Cost of Implementation