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Re: Test document draft

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 17:43:47 +0100
Message-ID: <46361CC3.3020106@hpl.hp.com>
To: "Clark, John" <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
CC: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>

It is also possible to report earl:notApplicable instead of earl:fail 
for tests that fail but have an alternate passing.

See the Jena earl results which do this.


Clark, John wrote:
>>>> - Two properties were suggested in an earlier John-l patch
>>> [2] to capture (formally) the relationship between alternative test 
>>> outputs:
>>> How are those properties consumed? Data that isn't consumed rots.
>> I was planning to augment the test harness to be smarter
>> about the reporting of test failure based upon these terms.
> And I went ahead and did it.  The patch (which should be attached to
> this email) makes `testft.py` aware of these terms in the following way.
> If a test fails, but another test passes that is an alternative to the
> first test, then the summary notes this fact.  If the only failing tests
> are tests such that an alternative passed, then the final summary
> message "All tests were passed (or had an alternate test pass)!" is
> displayed.  The EARL results are unchanged; only the descriptive output
> is modified.
> Take care,
>     John L. Clark
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