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Re: Ringmark, Core Mobile, and the Financial Times

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:32:33 -0400
Message-ID: <4FD7B571.7070904@nokia.com>
To: ext Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, public-coremob@w3.org
On 6/12/12 6:52 AM, ext Robin Berjon wrote:
> So we have resources on one side and work that needs to be done on 
> testing on the other, but something is not happening  I'd like to 
> know why. 

Please ignore the following if your question is purely rhetorical ...

Testing is `hard` and has no `glory`?

WRT the former, if testharness.js is considered a blocker, related 
comments, flames, etc. should be sent to public-test-infra@w3.org 
(unless James suggests otherwise).

WRT the later, Marcos did a good job of creating a cover page for each 
of the web application packing spec's Test Suites and he acknowledged 
the Test Contributors (e.g. [1]) so there is at least one way to provide 
some recognition (although the Contributors could be more prominent like 
Editors in specs).

> It would certainly help if some in the 200+ lurkers were to speak up! 
> Perhaps it is that there's something missing in making it possible, 
> easier, simpler, clearer, better incentivised to apply the former to 
> the latter. 

I think someone recently mentioned (perhaps at last May's AC meeting) 
the idea of a "testing tax". For example, a mandatory requirement to 
attend CoreMob's upcoming f2f meeting could be submitting at least 25 
test cases (using testharness.js) to one of the specs this group 
considers "core". [No pain, no gain and such ;-).]

-AB

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