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Re: Comments on XHTML Form test cases

From: Carmelo Montanez <carmelo@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:35:46 -0500
Message-Id: <6.2.5.6.2.20071218093519.04421230@nist.gov>
To: public-mwts <public-mwts@w3.org>

Dom:

Many thanks for this.  We will correct it ASAP.

Thanks,
Carmelo

At 09:26 AM 12/18/2007, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

>Hi,
>
>A few comments on the XHTML Form test cases available at:
>http://www.w3.org/2007/10/mwts-nist/index.html
>
>General comments
>----------------
>  * the title of the individual test cases should probably better reflect
>to goal of the test case (rather than the generic "Forms element -
>Mobile Web Test Group")
>  * the test cases should explain more clearly what the user should (or
>should not) see, and what (if any) operations she's supposed to do; some
>tests have this, but most don't
>  * most of the test where the mention of the attribute method being set
>to POST don't need that information; in fact, it's probably more natural
>to use "GET" by default rather than POST
>  * please leave the "action" attribute of the form elements empty
>(rather than set to a non-existent cgi/mailscript)
>
>
>Test 1 (and 2, 3, 4)
>------
>  * I'm not sure it's needed - I have never heard of a mobile browser
>that wouldn't support HTTP POST in such a generic fashion; it could be
>interesting to test some specifics aspects of HTTP POST (e.g. how much
>data can be transmitted, or which default encoding is used), but I don't
>think the test as is is useful; also, it lacks a submit button which
>makes it impossible (or difficult) to submit it on a mobile device
>
>A similar critic could apply to Test 2, 3 and 4; it's probably best just
>to remove them.
>
>Test 8
>------
>  * the test only applies on a browser which supports javascript; this
>should be made clear in the description
>
>Test 9 and 11
>-------------
>  * Not sure what's the difference between these two tests are
>
>Test 14, 15, 16, 17
>-------------------
>  * they only add styling to the equation - not sure that's useful in the
>context of testing the form elements
>
>Test 30
>-------
>  * there is a typo ("elemenst")
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dom
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