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Re: Kickstarting the Resource Center Task Force

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:11:15 +0900
To: Dzenana Trenutak <dzenana.trenutak@gmail.com>
Cc: Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, b.lund@cablelabs.com, peter.linss@hp.com, rhauck@adobe.com, lmcliste@adobe.com, bs3131@att.com, yfuna@tomo-digi.co.jp, public-test-infra@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130228131113.GB70785@sideshowbarker>
Hi Dzenana,

> @2013-02-27 12:43 -0500:
> Hi Tobie et al,
> 
> I'd like to contribute this stab at a start-to-finish "how to" for new test
> writers re: writing tests for the HTML testsuite, based on how I've gone
> about it and the feedback to my pull requests:
> 
> http://dzenana-trenutak.github.com/GitDocs/W3C_HTMLTestsuite_Tutorial/index.html

Great work -- this looks really nice.

> I just began submitting tests this winter myself, and as of only a few days
> ago joined as an invited expert/member of the html testsuite task force to
> boot, so if I've misunderstood anything about W3C's
> processes/preferences/priorities, set me straight and I'm happy to make
> corrections.
> 
> Also, I just clued into the existence/relevance of the IDLHarness testing
> mechanism, which is quite a missing link for this tutorial (and probably
> for my previously submitted pull requests, too).  So, I'll look into that
> next.  I can add to/revise these pages accordingly once I do so.

Yeah, I think the tests https://github.com/w3c/html-testsuite/pull/21 and
https://github.com/w3c/html-testsuite/pull/18 could be rewritten using
IDLHarness. (Not saying that they must be, just that they could be.)

> (If anyone can point me to some existing documentation about IDLharness,
> please shout out! Thanks.)

I don't know of any that exists yet.

  --Mike

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