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Approval process for DOM4 tests

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:14 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKA+Axm1emm_Y-DR+Q5Ym938B_AsfJqBpkuAiC+P6Xx+9kffqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps-testsuite@w3.org
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
Currently there are a number of DOM4 tests (primarily Range-related)
that are undergoing active revision.  The tests are fairly
complicated, and bugs tend to crop up, e.g.:

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15583
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15584

Also, I'm expanding and revising some of the tests on an ongoing
basis.  Previously we had a Request for Review of a bunch of submitted
tests, which had zero responses:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps-testsuite/2011Nov/0008.html

I suspect that zero responses will be typical for such RfRs.  Bugs
will be found as implementers actually try to pass all the tests, as
Opera has been doing recently.  On the other hand, having to wait for
an RfR before approving test changes is cumbersome.


Thus I suggest that for DOM4, tests can be moved to the approved/
directory by any DOM4 editor at their discretion, the same as the spec
itself can be changed.  The tests can be reviewed and approved by the
Working Group at a later date, at the same time as the spec itself.
When the spec becomes finalized at the PR stage, the tests can be
finalized too, or at least stabilized (with changes requiring WG
approval).  But for now they should just be maintained by the editors,
like the spec.

Does anyone object to this?  If not, I'll update Status.html.
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:01:09 UTC

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