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Re: Proposed survey for mobile web developers

From: Till Halbach <tillh@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:00:54 +0100
To: "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>, public-mwts@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.toexbslp5usdgv@localhost.localdomain>


Looks sound to me, no objections.
Till


On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:22:24 +0100, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>  
wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> As I alluded to last week, I'm proposing to send out a survey open to
> everybody (and advertized on various W3C public pages and mailing lists,
> and to some visible bloggers in the Mobile Web community) to gather
> feedback and suggestions on our idea of developing an open framework for
> testing authoring practices for the Mobile Web.
>
> Here is the text of the proposed survey - it will rely on W3C
> questionnaire system (WBS) once we actually send it out).
>
> Please send corrections and feedback before tomorrow teleconf; my goal
> is to have this proposal reviewed and approved during our call, and
> starting to send it out Wed or Thu.
>
> Dom
>
> ----
>
> * Introduction
>
> The recently started Mobile Web Initiative Test Suites Working Group is
> seeking public feedback on one of its proposed deliverables : an open
> testing framework for mobile web user agents.
>
> The overall goal of such a framework would be to allow the community to
> understand better how user agents available today react to various
> authoring practices (CSS tricks, javascript compatibility, advanced
> markup techniques, etc).
>
> To that end, the Test Suites Working Group is looking at setting up a
> framework that would allow:
> * anybody to submit test cases that they think would help assess support
> of a specific technical point in user agents; a few groups and
> individuals have already started to collect some of these tests cases,
> and the Working Group would like to serve as a point of collection and
> development for these
> * anybody to submit test results based on the above mentioned test cases
> * anybody to consult the statistical results posted by the community;
> these could hopefully lead at the creation of compatibility tables as
> some have been developed in the "desktop browser" world
>
> The Working Group would review, select and possibly amend the test cases
> submissions to produce a blessed test suite that would get most of the
> focus, but may still hosts the other test cases in case they would help
> a more restricted community.
>
>
> * Feedback sought
>
> Given the possibly big amount of work needed to set up the
> infrastructure to make this project successful, the Working Group would
> like to get feedback on whether such a framework would be a useful
> addition to the mobile Web developers community, as well as to know
> whether a sufficiently high number of persons from the community would
> be likely to contribute to such a system.
>
> While you're not making any commitment by saying you would be
> interested, please note that if you do so, we're likely to contact you
> in the future when the item you have checked is being developed.
>
> [ ] I would likely use the results gathered by such a system in my
> development work
> [ ] I would likely submit test cases to such a system to help identify
> interoperability issues in mobile web user agents
> [ ] I would likely submit test results of the test cases made available
> to help charter a better understanding of the current user agents
> [ ] I would be interested in reviewing and selecting test cases
> submitted by others
>
> * Test sources
>
> If you know of existing suites of tests that could be relevant to this
> effort and could potentially be integrated in such a framework, please
> give pointers to these below:
> [                                               ]
> [                                               ]
> [                                               ]
>
> * Comments and suggestions
>
> Please share any comments and suggestions you may have on this project:
> [                                               ]
> [                                               ]
> [                                               ]
>
> ---------------
>
> Dom
>
>
>



-- 
Till Halbach
Quality Assurance, Opera Software (www.opera.com)
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 14:58:13 GMT

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