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Potential bugs identified in XHR LC Test Suite

From: Sunava Dutta <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 19:47:31 -0700
To: Web API public <public-webapi@w3.org>, IE8 Core AJAX SWAT Team <ieajax@microsoft.com>
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Thanks for writing these cases by LC exit. It really makes the process of providing feedback prior to CR a lot easier. I ran these (the tests below fail on Safari3 ,Firefox 3 and IE8) with my team and had a few questions. If these issues can be addressed we can give further feedback and recommendations on the results/implementations. (Let me know if I'm wrong on our test analysis!) The rest of the tests that fail (without issues in the test itself) are being investigated further by my team so expect more over the next few days as we dig in.

This test seems to have a bug even though it passes. Line 24 uses top.opener.rr. The framework reports FAIL although the test passes.








These tests seem to be failing when the test autorun is used in IE. Running the tests individually causes them to pass on IE8. Looks like a bug in the test framework.

This test fails because the network timeout is too short and passes sometimes (Unpredictable).




This seems to be a minor test bug. The file we are receiving does not contain the string "PASS", which is necessary for the test to pass.

The exception object here is not directly supported by IE, causing us to fail here. Can the test be tweaked so we can test the XHR compliance here? Thanks!

The PHP page doesn't seem to be producing valid content

Server-side PHP seems to be causing the test to pass or fail and we can't determine the PASS criteria. May we get a pointer to the source here? (I think this was given a long time before but I can't seem to dig it up!)

 Meanwhile, I'd like to re-iterate a point I had raised up awhile back. Are the tests going to be 'complete' /comprehensive at CR in relation to the spec? MSFT obviously wants this test suite to be official ensuring that third parties do not write individual test cases undermining the credibility of the suite and demonstrating increased/decreased compliance post CR (when it's much harder to make changes).


Sunava Dutta
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