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Re: Summary of comment on Mobile OK Basic draft

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:01:42 +0100
Message-ID: <45D98396.3030606@w3.org>
To: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org


Carlos Iglesias wrote:
>  > Carlos Iglesias schrieb:
>>> 2.3.3 HTTP Response
>>> "If an HTTP request fails for any reason during a test 
>> (network-level error, DNS resolution error, non-HTTP 
>> response, or server returns an HTTP 4xx or 5xx status), the 
>> test outcome should be considered FAIL"
>>> When not reaching the server it should be a not tested 
>> instead a fail (e.g 5xx server errors).
>> Why is 5xx is mentioned here?
> My understood of our discussion was that if you don't reach a resource
> to test, then it should be a not tested.
> 5xx are Server Errors in which the server is incapable of performing the
> request.

Unless there is a mobileOK provision that says something like "server 
errors must never occur", you can (and should) evaluate any *content* 
received from the server. I don't see any exceptions for error messages 
sent by the server (or the application either).

Maybe we should clarify that in our comments to the MWI folks and ask 
them to specify more explicitly what should happen with error messages.



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