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Making XMLHTTPRequest testsuite mobile friendly?

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 11:33:03 +0200
To: public-webapi@w3.org
Cc: public-mwts@w3.org
Message-Id: <1180344783.14257.35.camel@altostratustier>

Hello WebAPI Working Group,

The Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group [1], chartered since December
2006 and that I co-chair, is working on adapting and repacking existing
test suites to make them more suitable to mobile devices. One of the key
items to this work has been the set up of a generic test harness that
allows to navigate through record results from existing test suites:
http://www.w3.org/2007/03/mth/harness

Among the test suite integrated in our harness is the DOM Level 1 test
suite made mobile-friendly, which may or may not be of interest to your
group.

Recently, W3C announced a workshop on "mobile AJAX" in September of this
year:
http://www.w3.org/2007/06/mobile-ajax/

In this context, it seems to me it would be interesting to survey the
existing support of XMLHTTPRequest in the existing web browsers on the
mobile market, and to that effect, it would seem that using our test
harness with a test suite you would have developed would help greatly.

I've found a test suite that seems to be developed along with the
specification, hosted on Opera's servers:
http://tc.labs.opera.com/apis/XMLHttpRequest/

Is this indeed the official test suite? If so, has there been any effort
made to make mobile-friendly? I have only looked at a few of the tests,
but they were all using <iframe>s, which many mobile browsers don't
support. Is there any chance that this test suite could be reformulated
using a different markup?

More generally, we would be happy to discuss how our two working groups
can work together in your various testing efforts.

Thanks,

Dominique Hazael-Massieux
W3C Mobile Web Test Suites co-chair

1. http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/Tests/
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