The Web Profile spec falls under the Java EE 6 JSR which just went final. Since CDI is a requirement of the EE Web Profile, the CDI TCK must be able to run against it (ie it can't assume full EE and thus ear support). This is currently not the case since the TCK contains some ear files and some tests which rely upon them. At the very least it probably makes sense to have a second testsuite XML file which doesn't assume full EE. Otherwise impls of CDI which are not Full EE impls cannot run and pass the CDI TCK since the current testsuite xml file contains some ears.