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questions/comments on my first test sample

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 09:47:26 -0400
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To: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org

Some Comments/Questions on content-structure-separation-programmatic_001:

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For "purpose" tag in metadata file, how does one know that blockquote is 
used for
indentation..  can't test "intent" "to be used for
formatting"?   However, if you still want to test for "intent", maybe make 
it a little
more obvious, like (markup quoted) "p"Chapter 1"/p", "blockquote"Section 
1.1"/blockquote",
"blockquote"Section 1.2"/blockquote", etc.

When executing testfile, can't tell if "Section A" is actually indented
with respect to left margin (did indentation work?)..    From "HTML4.01" - 
"visual user agents generally render "blockquote" as an indented block", 
but doesn't seem to be a normative requirement..

In "title" of testfile, change "it from" to "it for" in place -

"blockquote" "p" "/p" "/blockquote" is a legitimate example in 
HTML4.01.  HTML4.01 also says
that "blockquote" is to be used for long quotations.  How is blockquote 
misused (with respect
to what standard - according to HTML4.01 indentation is correct most of the 
time, but this is
not a long quotation - need more specifics as to how misused?)

Do we want to give advice as to how to indent properly (upon failure, it 
may be nice to show
how to do it properly - I think this is referenced in TestFAQ Question 9 - 
"How Should Tests
Report Their Outcome? - http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq#report )

I ran metadata file through W3C validator and got "well-formed XML - 1 
warning", and testfile
was "valid XHTML1.0 strict"

Still have a question about use of "resources" ater "testfile" in directory 
path (but may be
accessing older copy of metadata file)

Still have a question about id attribute under "test case description" tag 
- don't see that
in metadata file  (but may be
accessing older copy of metadata file)

In metadata document, "expected result" is supposed to occur before "rule" 
but after "rules" -
an attribute of "rules" - but "expectedresult" occurs as an attribute of 
"locations" in the
metadata file  (but may be accessing older copy of metadata file)

Still would be nice to have the title of the technique rather than "F43" 
(no semantic meaning,
and numbers could change, but maybe this has
been discussed already?

Still would be nice to have the title of the success criterion rather than 
"sc1.3.1" (no semantic meaning,
and numbers could change, but maybe this has
been discussed already?

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Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST
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