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RE: Summary of comment on Mobile OK Basic draft

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:47:11 +0100
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA52188281901D633D9@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

 
> Hi,
> 
> 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.

OK, I'd also like to know what the "under the right circumstances" means for the group in the following paragraph:

1.2 Applicability

The tests apply to a URI (or group of URIs). Passing the tests means that **under the right circumstances**, accessing that URI will retrieve content that conforms to the criteria defined, and that its delivery also conforms.[...]

Regards,
 CI.

 
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