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Re: Comments on DI Guidelines

From: Carmelo Montanez <carmelo@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:13:20 -0400
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To: public-mwts <public-mwts@w3.org>

Many thanks for  this.  Will make changes to the document and will wait for
other comments as well.


At 11:44 AM 10/7/2008, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

>Le mardi 07 octobre 2008 √  17:29 +0200, Dominique Hazael-Massieux a
> > and the resulting HTML can be browsed at:
> > http://dev.w3.org/2008/dev-ind-testing/guidelines.html
>As a high level comment, I think the guidelines should strictly focus on
>the "device-independent" aspect, rather than general guidance on what's
>good or not in test cases (since there are already plenty of
>documentation on this, with the css testing guidelines being a pretty
>good point of reference indeed).
>Some of the guidelines in the current document are clearly relevant to
>that general direction ("Special Fonts", "short", "scrolling and
>pagination"), but others are I think too generic ("Naming conventions",
>"Unobvious tests", "validity", "error conditions").
>I would expect to see specific indications on:
>  * providing a harness that loads a test case one at a time rather than
>many at once (based on our experience with the automated DOM test
>  * not providing a lot of technical explications in the text given the
>limited screen estate available (based on our comments on SVG tiny test
>  * providing an easy but non-obtrusive navigation across test cases
>(similar to the service provided by the mwi test harness)
>I'll try to take a stab at it this week, but I thought I would send
>these comments beforehand to see if anybody disagrees with this
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