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Draft of a first message WRT quality of SVG test suite

From: Till Halbach <tillh@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:42:48 +0200
To: "public-mwts@w3.org" <public-mwts@w3.org>
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This is my last action point since I will leave the group as mentioned  
during our last meeting. I thank you all for the friendly meetings, your  
cooperation towards the group's common goals, and the insight and  
expertise you shared with the group. I learned a lot.

This is with regard to my action point
http://www.w3.org/2007/04/24-mwts-minutes.html#action06,
draft a first message to regarding SVG test suite.

Link to the test suite:
http://www.w3.org/2007/03/mth/harness

Document draft:
The quality of the SVG Tiny test suite has been evaluated by the Mobile  
Web Test Suite Working Group with regard to testing on mobile devices and  
devices with small screens.
It was found that most tests of this test suite contain too much overhead  
information, which slows down testing. In particular, the tester typically  
has to scroll down to view the actual SVG element and its reference image.  
It is suggested to remove the reference links on the top or at least move  
them to the bottom of the page. The headline should be suppressed as a  
tester usually does not have to know what exactly is tested. The same  
applies to the test description ('about the test').
Also, the pass/fail conditions usually cover several screens, which takes  
time to read and understand. It can in most cases be made much more  
concise.
As a final note, the SVG element often relies on the appearance of the  
font which typically differs on a mobile device due to limited set of  
installed fonts, which makes the view of the final state of the SVG differ  
 from the reference image. The pass/fail condition should mirror this fact.

-- 
Till Halbach
Quality Assurance, Opera Software (www.opera.com)
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 11:42:57 GMT

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