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contentType/offline fixes

From: Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 23:48:13 -0600
Message-ID: <01ae01c1813e$4289b100$7600a8c0@CurtMicron>
To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
I spent most of the weekend adding support for the specification of contentType in test suites.  Basically, that means now you can test XML, SVG or HTML DOM implementations in a browser by selecting an appropriate test suite (xml_alltests, svg_alltests or html_alltests respectively).  If you just run alltests, then the "default" contentType for the processor under test is used.

The HTML tests can now be run in IE5 using the text/html and in Mozilla using text/xml.  Tests that depend on HTML specific interfaces will fail in IE using text/xml (since it is using the MSXML parser which doesn't implement the HTML interfaces) and will fail (at least on a fairly old nightly build) in Mozilla using text/html due to what appears to be a serious problem in the DOM structure (none of the nodes under body appear to be there).  I haven't had a chance to try it in a more recent build.

The text/html tests will cause unsightly stray windows to appear, if anyone wants to tweak DOMTestCase.js to hide those or make them less innocuous, please feel free.

I have not propagated any of the changes to the Java side, other than adding the ".xml" extension that I removed from all href attributes.  I have also not done anything on moving the patch files or adding descriptions to the tasks in build.xml.

I have however guarded all the <get> tasks in build.xml, so once you have downloaded the DOM specs, subsequent builds do not attempt to check the W3C server to check the timestamp.  
Received on Monday, 10 December 2001 00:50:21 UTC

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