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Re: Automatic test results reporting

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:51:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4E4270B7.1030905@opera.com>
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
On 08/10/2011 10:33 AM, Francois Daoust wrote:
> Hi Philippe,
>
> I've added an automatic test results reporting feature to the framework,
> see:
> http://w3c-test.org/framework/suite/nav-timing-default/
>
> The page presents a "Report test results automatically (when possible)"
> checkbox, enabled by default. When activated, pressing "start" will run
> the test suite, jumping for test case to test case and saving the result
> reported by "testharness.js".
>
> That's a bit ugly from a pure visual point of view as the browser jumps
> from page to page as soon as it gets the result of the test, but we can
> improve that later on, I think.
>
> Note automatic results reporting gets automatically deactivated when the
> user chooses to report for a user-agent that is not the user-agent on
> which it runs the tests.

Auto-submitting information to a third-party is an incredibly bad 
default. I skimmed this email, didn't quite appreciate what the feature 
did and was quite surprised when the harness said it had reported the 
results to the W3C. Happily I didn't run it on some secret internal 
build that happened to have new features covered by the tests, but I 
could have done.

When the test finishes I would expect it to a) present the results to 
the user and maybe b) *ask* if the user would like to submit those 
results to be displayed in public.
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