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RE: SURVEY: Test case naming

From: Arnold, Curt <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 16:37:41 -0600
Message-ID: <70E215722F6AD511820A000103D141D40AA500@thor.aeathtl.com>
To: "'www-dom-ts@w3.org'" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
> I do think shorter names would be good. I'd prefer a 
> compromise between short and mnemonic but I'm slightly 
> concerned that F/G might start to become rather verbose again 
> ("Element_getAttributesByTagName27" is exactly 32 characters.)

Good point.

> I'm not really concerned about preserving the history right 
> now, since there isn't much history yet to be preserved...

> I haven't looked at the testcase DTD recently, so this may be 
> a dumb question -- Does it allow sufficiently structured 
> internal documentation to build an index of the testcases 
> sorted by interface, feature, and brief description? If not, 
> should it?

It does.  A test or suite contain a <metadata> element that contains elements patterned after Dublin Core.   Each test should contain several <subject resource="uri"/> which points to specific
passages in the spec.  Transforms/subjects.xsl will produce a list of canonical URL's for a particular spec.
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