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RE: Sets of related test cases

From: Clark, John <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:32:07 -0500
Message-ID: <F122C25B4CD6F34BB119A97593679601027CA81E@CCHSCLEXMB59.cc.ad.cchs.net>
To: "public-grddl-wg" <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>
> The patch modifies testlist3.rdf, but that file is generated 
> from testlist3.html. See section "Manifest Format"
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/testlist1#testlistdoc
> and the transformation
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/aboutTests
> I might be able to back-port it, but I'd have to actually 
> think to do that, and I'm just in admin mode right now...

No, I'm happy to put in the legwork here.  The patch for
`testlist3.html` and `aboutTests.xsl` should be attached to this email,
as well as the new output file, `noxinclude1.rdf`.  I haven't yet done
anything about merging the various `GRDDL.py` heads.

Note that this patch also touches `xinclude1.rdf`, which should address
Dave Beckett's note that this aspect of the test case is broken[0].

> > As part of this work, I've been thinking about the fact that cases 
> > like this can have multiple GRDDL results.
> That looks like a pretty reasonable idea, though I'm not done 
> thinking it thru.
> Please think about how to push it back into the HTML source 
> of the test manifests, updating the aboutTests transformation 
> while you're at it.

The patch above incorporates this idea.  I should also have attached
another new file, `testing.rdfs`, which describes these new terms.  If
there is still approval for these ideas, I would be interested in
augmenting the test harness to provide feedback to the user when one out
of a subset of alternative tests passes.


Take care,

    John L. Clark

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