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SV: [General] Platform independance

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 10:52:02 +0200
Message-ID: <9F67DC27F4CCD311ABA600508B6A66A4319BB0@VXOIMP1>
To: "'www-dom-ts@w3.org'" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
> * The idea is that the test suite is platform independent. How do we
> provide tests for definitions, like the attribute collection? The number
> of returned attributes is dependent on the DTD of the given platform. Is
> there a min-bar, like the attribute collections exists or not to
> validate these kinds of tests? 
> (DD to W3C WG)
> Can you forward a concrete example of this in the form of a test? [mb]
> I think this issue goes along with the last bullet under technical
> details.  Attaching a test case for the attributes collection:  In IE,
> this case will alert approximately 80 attributes because assign all (or
> nearly all) attributes a default value of an empty string.  Netscape 6
> assigns no default attributes.  A min-bar would dictate a minimum set of
> attributes that should be defined (either by default of by declaration).
> [jb]
> 
My initial reaction is as I stated elsewhere: if the spec expects a certain
set of attributes, this is what the implementation should expose. I suppose
the min-bar would be this set.

I've now posed the question to the DOM WG. We would like to see a more
concrete example of what you mean, in order to be able to reach an answer.
Ambiguity in the spec, a test case, or more detailed desciption on what you
would expect from a certin test case would do.

/Dimitris
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2001 04:56:45 UTC

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