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Re: [General] DOM Level 1 HTML tests

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 09:50:33 +0100
Cc: "'www-dom-ts@w3.org'" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
To: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
Message-Id: <CB51FD73-F5EF-11D5-9BE4-000393556882@ontologicon.com>
comments inlined

On Thursday, December 20, 2001, at 10:57 PM, Arnold, Curt wrote:

> Philippe wrote:
>> To be precise: the current DOM Level 1 Core test suite only
>> tests the DOM XML implementation in Mozilla and IE. It
>> doesn't test their DOM HTML implementation. Curt tested the
>> DOM SVG implementation of Adobe/Batik against the DOM Level 1
>> Core Test Suite. We should be able to do the same to test the
>> DOM HTML implementation. After all, a DOM HTML implementation
>> must support the Core at the same time.
> It was fairly simple to take staff.xml and create staff.svg since SVG 
> allows
> any non-SVG namespace element to appear in SVG and is ignored by the 
> reader.
> The only change that was significant to the tests was that the root 
> element
> was "svg" instead of "staff" causing a handful of tests to fail.
> The DOM L1 tests, though not explicitly tied to a contentType, do 
> require
> that there are elements named "employee", "address", etc that are not
> representable in traditional HTML.
> I had been waiting for NIST to commit their HTML tests for several weeks
> now.  My suspicion is that some significant portion of these may really 
> be
> Core tests working on HTML content instead of tests that depend on HTML
> interfaces.
[dd] Do you mean the Level 1 or Level 2 tests?

> As I suggested in a previous message, it would be pretty simple to 
> determine
> those tests that fall into that category by attempting to validate those
> files against the DOM L1 schema (with the namespace hacked to 
> Level-2).  If
> a test validates against the hacked L1 schema, then it does not depend 
> on
> HTML specific interfaces and should be moved to Core.
> I'd would recommend holding off finalizing DOM L1 core until the NIST 
> test submission is reviewed.
[dd] I'd like to wait and see what chances we have of getting Level 1 
HTML tests before holding back the release. In any case, there's been 
plenty of time to sumbit tests, and since this is a publically developed 
framework, perhaps there is not enough interest in Level 1 HTML for 
tests to be submitted.

> I'm starting to travel tomorrow and will be infrequently checking my 
> email.
> Hope that all of you have a great Christmas and New Years.

[dd] Thanks, same to you.
Received on Friday, 21 December 2001 02:54:02 UTC

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