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Re: CSS Test Suite Management System Now Live

From: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:07:24 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v19fymmgbunlto@oyvinds-desktop>
On Fri, 23 Sep 2011 02:40:56 +0200, fantasai  
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

> On 09/22/2011 04:40 PM, Linss, Peter wrote:
>> On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:51 PM, fantasai wrote:
(...)
>>>    Needs Work - Incorrect  /* The test is wrong and should not be  
>>> passed or doesn't test what's claimed. *
>>>    Needs Work - Metadata   /* The test metadata needs correction or  
>>> improvement. */
>>>    Needs Work - Usability  /* The test is confusing or hard to judge.  
>>> */
>>>    Needs Work - Precision  /* The test is imprecise and may give false  
>>> positives. */
>>>    Needs Work - Format     /* Syntax errors, format violations, etc. */
(...)
>> While the harness and Shepherd don't talk to each other (yet), the  
>> harness does have a
>> notion of tests reported as invalid, they're still presented as part of  
>> the suite and
>> listed in results, but they get de-prioritized in testing order and  
>> counted separately
>> in the reports. I would think a test that needs work for any of the  
>> reasons listed
>> above should fall into that category as the results shouldn't be  
>> trusted (except for
>> really minor issues like typos in the metadata).
>
> I disagree; if the test's metadata is wrong, or it has a validation  
> issue that doesn't
> affect its results, or it's just awkward to use, that's no reason to  
> distrust the pass/fail
> results that are recorded.

If a test is "confusing or hard to judge", that means they may have been  
mislabeled. As I recall, that was the case for most such tests that I  
reported (that would be how I noticed the issues - examining test  
failures).

-- 
Øyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
Received on Friday, 23 September 2011 12:08:10 GMT

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