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Re: EARL based self-contained regression tests?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 09:14:45 +0100
Message-ID: <43F585F5.4090002@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

True! Was only trying to highlight the trade-off...


Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> Hi Shadi, Nils,
> 
> Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Hi Nils,
>>
>> This is indeed a use case. However, the issue with this is that it
>> generates huge reports. Basically a full copy of all the tested
>> resources (+ some EARL metadata that may become negligible with this
>> amount of data).
> 
> It depends on the functionality of the tool. For QA scenarios, there is
> no other choice than storing the rendered content, to keep history of
> changes.
> 
>> Thus, most evaluation tools will probably omit recording the actual HTTP
>> content (payload). I imagine tools may become "intelligent" and only use
>> the earl:WebContent class when specific HTTP parameters are essential to
>> describe the tested resources (for example, on a site that can be
>> personalized or uses sessions). But this is a different discussion... ;)
> 
> Like I said, it depends on what the tools is designed for.
> 
> regards,
> carlos
> 

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