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Browser vendor meeting on testing, October 28th

From: Wilhelm Joys Andersen <wilhelmja@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:58:36 +0200
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v19qnybam3w6te@kunnskapet.oslo.osa>

On October 28th, there will be a meeting between representatives from
different browser vendors in Mountain View, California. We will discuss
how to best test web technologies in browsers and how to make browser
vendors actively use and contribute to W3C test suites.

The full invitation sent to Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera
is included below. (If I have forgot anyone, please let me know! :)


The Web Testing Interest Group at W3C[1], of which I am co-chair,
would like to invite you (or someone from your team) to a meeting on
testing of web browsers in Mountain View on Friday the 28th of October
2011. (TPAC starts in the same neighbourhood the following Monday.)

The goal of the meeting is to reach a rough consensus on what testing
methods and frameworks W3C working groups should use. Naturally, we
would like representatives of as many browser vendors as possible to
attend, as we wish to:

   * ensure that tests developed by W3C working groups
     are usable by and useful for browser vendors

   * make it as easy as possible for browser vendors to
     contribute tests to W3C working groups

The primary test types we wish to discuss inititially are:

   * Tests checking whether something is rendered correctly
     (visual tests, reference tests).

   * Tests that can be evaluated through JavaScript.

   * Tests that require some sort of user interaction
     (typically automated with Selenium/WebDriver/Watir).

Each browser vendor is invited to give a short presentation (up to 25
minutes) on how they currently test their browser, and how tests from
W3C working groups fit into the rest of the testing they do.
(Presenting is encouraged, but not required.)

In addition, there will be presentations of different frameworks and
methods for cross-browser testing of web standards support. Some widely
deployed, others merely proposed.

To sign up, please fill in your name here:


If you wish to bring along one or two others from your team, you're
welcome to do so. They, too, must add their names to the list of
attendees above.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email, IRC
(wilhelm on w3.org and freenode) or telephone (+47 97723641).

Practical information:

   Venue: Google headquarters, Mountain View, building 1950,
          meeting room 1950-1-Arroyo Valle.

   Time:  Friday 28th of October, 09:30 - 16:00

[1]: http://www.w3.org/2011/05/testing-ig-charter.html

Wilhelm Joys Andersen
Core, Opera Software
Received on Friday, 23 September 2011 15:59:15 UTC

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