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Questions on "existing equivalent W3C tests"

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 21:50:13 +0000
To: "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>
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The wiki says "Are you aware of existing equivalent W3C tests already? If so, since we don't want to duplicate tests the test ought to be rejected. If there is overlap but not complete (or you are not sure) please point the test submitter to the test suite that you believe it overlaps with.".

It would be good to point to the repositories of W3C tests (e.g. http://w3c-test.org/framework/, various links from http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/PubStatus, http://w3c-test.org/dap/tests/, ...) and otherwise provide guidance for the contributor as how to find out if there is an existing test.

Is an "existing test" one that covers the functionality intended to be tested only, or is it one that in addition is formatted to be used directly in a coremob-defined test suite (e.g. Ringmark)? If the existing test is not in the format to be used by coremob-tests (i.e. some work is required to make it usable), and the test author is not planning to update it for that, I suppose the test should not be rejected? Otherwise, how is the existing test valuable to the objectives of coremob-tests? In summary, how are "existing tests" intended to be integrated into coremob-tests (or are they, at all)?

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan
Received on Monday, 28 May 2012 21:50:59 UTC

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