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Re: Test Case Template/Meta Data

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:30:36 +0900
To: Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>
Cc: 'James Graham' <jgraham@opera.com>, "'public-html-testsuite@w3.org'" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091120053032.GF3395@sideshowbarker>
Kris Krueger <krisk@microsoft.com>, 2009-11-20 05:12 +0000:

> Hopefully we can agree that it would be good to add this 'meta data' for tests in 
> some form in the test suite.

One way of doing that is:

  - store the metadata for each set of test cases in a central DB

  - make a manifest file for each set of test cases

  - the manifest file does not itself contain all the metadata,
    but instead just provides the means for making the association
    between each test case and its record in the DB

  - a set of test cases can then be distributed along with the
    manifest, as a zip file

  - for client test tools to retrieve metadata, we provide a API
    that allows a client, given a test case and an associated manifest,
    to retrieve the metadata for that test case from the DB

  - for client test tools to report test results, we provide an
    API that allows a client, given a test case and an associated
    manifest, to submit the results for that test case against the
    unique record for that test case in the DB

-- 
Michael(tm) Smith
http://people.w3.org/mike/
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