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RE: test writing guidelines regarding use of red

From: Anthony Grasso <Anthony.Grasso@cisra.canon.com.au>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:08:12 +0000
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
CC: "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <923A4276C1903646BE5299CA8462B0A005CD13@EXM02-WVP.cisra.canon.com.au>
We should probably consider putting together some guidelines that incorporate these suggestions for when we start construct tests for SVG 2.

Cheers,
Anthony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-svg-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-svg-wg-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alex Danilo
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 2:44 PM
> To: Cameron McCormack
> Cc: public-svg-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: test writing guidelines regarding use of red
>
> Hi Cam,
>
>       I like your suggestion.
>
>       There was some talk about removing red in test successes which has
> been done for the 1.1F2 tests. Someone (Chris?) complained about blank
> tests being passes. I don't like the idea of blank for success at all -
> may be easy for bitmap comparison but very human unfriendly.
>
>       So +1 for the 3 bullets below.
>
> Alex
>
> --Original Message--:
> >Hi.
> >
> >I’m reviewing some of the Microsoft test submissions.  Take
> >styling-pres-05-f as an example.  The test is good in that red is used
> >to indicate test failure, but when the test succeeds the shapes (that
> >would otherwise be red if the test failed) are set to fill:none.  The
> >resulting test slide if the test passes is blank apart from the CVS
> >revision.  Do we have test writing guidelines written down somewhere?
> >I’m thinking we should be following rules like:
> >
> >  * If any red is showing, the test failed.
> >  * If any green is showing and no red is showing, the test passed.
> >  * Otherwise, you need to read the pass criteria.
> >
> >--
> >Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/

> >
> >
>

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