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Re: test automation

From: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:33:13 +0100
Message-ID: <51377DD9.6020207@gmail.com>
To: Davis Ford <davisford@gmail.com>
CC: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
On 03/06/2013 04:45 PM, Davis Ford wrote:
> Hi, I'm interested in using the css 2.1 suite, but had a couple of quick
> questions.
>
> 1) Is there a way to automate the tests?  I'm guessing the answer is no,
> since most of the tests seem to require visual human inspection.

There has been some work on converting these tests to reftests [1], 
which can be automated. It's a lot of boring work, though, so people 
don't tend to be extremely motivated.

> 2) Is there already a test harness that wraps the test suite at all -- i.e.
> allows the user to indicate pass / fail / unknown and collects results; I
> just wanted to find if there was something like this already before writing
> my own

https://test.csswg.org/harness/suite/CSS21_DEV/

> 3) Which release of the test suite is recommended 1.0 or the latest?

I would suspect the latest.

HTH
Ms2ger

[1] http://wiki.csswg.org/test/reftest
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