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Re: Transition Request: WebDriver to Candidate Recommendation

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:39:30 +0900
To: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, David Burns <dburns@mozilla.com>, Simon Stewart <shs@rocketpoweredjetpants.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20170312073930.54k5vomjm47zsgi7@sideshowbarker.net>
Hi Ralph,

Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>, 2017-03-10 15:26 -0500:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/26897535-6642-88eb-e15f-ad8bb7c1ec6d@w3.org>
> 
> I see 19 open issues not tagged as 'enhancement'.  What are the Group's
> expectations about those issues?

I will sync up with David and Simon and we’ll get back to you asap with a
summary of the plans for resolving those.

> What are your CR exit criteria?

I’ve added to the draft the following explicit statement of CR exit criteria:

>  This specification’s CR exit criteria are that, before requesting
>  transition to PR/Rec, the group will, through a (yet to be developed)
>  implementation report, demonstrate adequate implementation experience
>  for the specification.

We plan to use the CR period to actually develop the implementation report.

> State of a test suite?

We plan to build the test suite further during the CR phase and to take the
results from running it and use those as part of the implementation report.

> Is this specification dependent on material in the WhatWG DOM and HTML
> normative references that is not present in the W3C specifications?  If so,
> what are those dependencies?

During the CR period we plan to thoroughly audit all the requirements that
normatively reference any other specifications, and to update any as needed
to bring them into conformance with the W3C Normative References policy[*].

  [*] https://www.w3.org/2013/09/normative-references

  —Mike

> On 2017-03-09 06:47 AM, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:
> > This is a request from the Browser Testing and Tools Working Group to
> > transition the WebDriver spec to Candidate Recommendation.
> > 
> > # Title: WebDriver
> > # URL: https://w3c.github.io/webdriver/webdriver-spec.html
> > # Estimated publication date: 16 March 2017
> > 
> > # Abstract:
> > 
> > WebDriver is a remote-control interface that enables introspection and
> > control of user agents. It provides a platform- and language-neutral wire
> > protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the
> > behavior of web browsers.
> > 
> > Provided is a set of interfaces to discover and manipulate DOM elements in
> > web documents and to control the behavior of a user agent. It is primarily
> > intended to allow web authors to write tests that automate a user agent
> > from a separate controlling process, but may also be used in such a way as
> > to allow in-browser scripts to control a — possibly separate — browser.
> > 
> > # Status:
> > 
> > https://w3c.github.io/webdriver/webdriver-spec.html#h-sotd
> > 
> > # Decision to request transition
> > 
> > Message from Browser Testing and Tools working group chair David Burns:
> > 
> > https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-browser-tools-testing/2017JanMar/0043.html
> > 
> > # Changes
> > 
> > https://github.com/w3c/webdriver/commits/master provides a complete change
> > history for the specification.
> > 
> > # Requirements satisfied
> > 
> > The primary requirement for this document is to document the WebDriver wire
> > protocol and Actions API, as well as its standard Capabilities, Sessions model,
> > and navigation behavior, along with details such as command contexts, and
> > element interaction, as currently supported in multiple implementations.
> > 
> > The success of the specification in meeting its requirement is attested to
> > by existing widespread usage of WebDriver.
> > 
> > # Dependencies met
> > 
> > There are no dependencies which have not been satisfied.
> > 
> > The spec has normative dependencies on the following W3C Recs:
> > 
> > * Cascading Style Sheets Level 2 Revision 1 (CSS 2.1) (Rec)
> > * Page Visibility (Second Edition) (Rec)
> > * Pointer Events (Rec)
> > * Namespaces in XML 1.0 (Third Edition) (Rec)
> > * XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0 (Rec)
> > 
> > The spec has normative dependencies on the following W3C CRs:
> > 
> > * CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4 (CR)
> > * CSS Values and Units Module Level 3 (CR)
> > * Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1 (CR)
> > 
> > The spec has normative dependencies on the following W3C working drafts:
> > 
> > * Content Security Policy Level 3 (WD)
> > * CSS Device Adaptation Module Level 1 (WD)
> > * CSS basic box model (WD)
> > * CSS Display Module Level 3 (WD)
> > * CSS Object Model (CSSOM) (WD)
> > * CSSOM View Module (WD)
> > * DOM Parsing and Serialization (WD)
> > * HTML Editing APIs (WD)
> > * UI Events (WD)
> > * UI Events KeyboardEvent code Values (WD)
> > * UI Events KeyboardEvent key Values (WD)
> > * Web IDL (WD)
> > 
> > The spec has normative dependencies on the following WHATWG Living Standards:
> > 
> > * HTML (LS)
> > * DOM (LS)
> > * Fetch (LS)
> > * URL (LS)
> > * Fullscreen API (LS)
> > * Infra (LS)
> > 
> > The Web Notification Working Group has responded to all review feedback
> > submitted by other groups, and all other groups remain satisfied with the
> > resolutions they have received for their comments.
> > 
> > # Wide review and issues addressed
> > 
> > The GitHub issue tracker for WebDriver has more than 200 resolved issues
> > 
> > https://github.com/w3c/webdriver/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aclosed
> > 
> > # Formal objections
> > 
> > None
> > 
> > # Implementation
> > 
> > The group will produce an implementation report before transition out of CR.
> > 
> > # Patent disclosures
> > 
> > As attested to by the WebDriver Working Group Patent Policy Status page
> > https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/49799/status there have been no patent
> > disclosures and no requests for exclusions.

-- 
Michael[tm] Smith https://sideshowbarker.net/

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