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Re: Marking non-automated tests

From: Odin Hørthe Omdal <odinho@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:59:13 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 11:36 PM, Kris Krueger wrote:
> We've discussed adding meta-data to the list a few times....each time we
> have decided this was not a good option to pursue.
> That said it's still important to have this data so that it could be
> consumed.
> I'd suggest that we have a text file (format/file type is not a concern
> of mine) that holds this 'meta data' and other metadata (for example test
> is approved).

Well, everything in the master branch should be approved at this stage.
Plus special branches for special cases (like the CR branch).

External metadata is no-good metadata. Having it in the files is much
easier and will be less of a problem. I think the proposal makes sense,
but one thing is that I don't write <html> in my files, but they more
often than not look like this:

  <!doctype html>
  <meta charset=utf-8>
  <title>Awsum test</title>

... Hmm. This is about manual tests you say? Ohwell, yeah, totally fine
with requiring the <html> boilerplate on those.  If not, it could always
look for data-manual on the first few lines.

Anyway, marking up the manual ones, as they are the ones we don't want
people making makes lots of sense.
  Odin Hørthe Omdal
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2013 08:59:35 UTC

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