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[Bug 15062] Test results appearing in other test suites

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Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:49:03 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15062

--- Comment #2 from Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> 2011-12-05 19:49:02 UTC ---
Thanks for clarifying that we need to avoid potential clashes when using tests
in other test suites. I'll revisit the i18n naming policy to try to ensure that
this is the case.

I guess I'm not fully clear about what constitutes a 'unique' test, and what
the best course of action is for the tests in question. I can see a couple of
possibilities.

The tests in question test exactly the same assertion, it's just that the test
itself is served up in different syntax, depending on whether this is the
html4, html5, xhtml1.0(html), xhtml1.0(xml), xhtml5 or xhtml1.1 test suite.

(There are some tests that are not relevant in some formats, or are only
relevant as exploratory tests. If a test is not relevant to a format, it is not
included in a the test suite for that format. These conditions tend to occur in
tests of character encoding declarations, language decls, etc. that use
different markup depending on the format. For an example of how tests map to
formats differently you can see
http://www.w3.org/International/tests/html-css/list-encoding. My concern here
is with tests that *are* relevant in more than one format.)

I could create ids so that each test suite only shows the results of tests in
that particular format.

On the other hand, i could allow results to accumulate, as they currently do,
if they are testing the same thing. In this case, however, it would be
desirable to be able to tell which test relates to which format. I assume that
this is dependent on the "proper version information" in the manifest. My
question is, what version information is that, specifically?  Is it the format
field? How do i distinguish between html4 vs html5 tests?

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