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Re: SV: C language binding

From: Stanley Guan <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 12:53:46 -0800
Message-ID: <3AB27D5A.6A4B63FB@oracle.com>
To: Mary Brady <mbrady@nist.gov>
CC: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>, www-dom-ts@w3.org
Mary,

Sounds like a good approach.  But, maybe you would like to
separate out what's fixed (that is NOT changable; for example,
expected results) and what's editable (that's different for each
interface) to enforce the authentication of the test.

-Stanley

Mary Brady wrote:

> I've been working on taking the DOM Level 1 tests,
> written in Java and ECMAScript, and defining the
> test scenarios using XML.  I've already written a
> stylesheet to take the test scenario's file and translate
> them into a set of Java methods to test a variety of
> interfaces.  Next, I'm going to try to
> write a stylesheet to produce ECMAScript tests --
> if I can get this to work, I feel fairly confident that
> we could do the same for any other bindings, so that
> we would have one set of common test scenarios, and generated tests for each
> binding.  I'll forward real
> examples early next week, but the basic idea is to set up
> a set of ENTITY definitions for each binding and a
> conditional include that toggles between various bindings.
>
> Within the XML file, the test scenarios are defined like so:
>
> <TEST ID="test_name" CATEGORY="category name"  INTERFACE="interface name>
> <DESCRIPTION> test description goes here </DESCRIPTION>
> <EXPECTED RESULTS> expected results go here </EXPECTED RESULTS>
> <TEST SCENARIO>
> <CALL NAME=&idlname; TYPE=&return_type; > describe what you want to do in
> this step
> <PARAM VALUE="parameter value" />
>    zero or more of these
> </CALL>
>
> .... there may be a series of calls for this test scenario ...
>
> </TEST SCENARIO>
>
> We've successfully generated several tests already for all of the
> NODETYPES -- I have
> some more work to do on the DTD to handle additional cases, but this
> approach looks
> promising.  As it currently stands, the XSLT file is only 65 lines of code!
> I don't expect that
> it will be more than a couple of hundred before I'm through.  So, I expect
> that generating
> similar transformations for additional languages will be trivial.
>
> Comments?
>
> --Mary
> NIST, Conformance Testing
> mbrady@nist.gov
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dimitris Dimitriadis" <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
> To: "'Stanley Guan'" <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com>
> Cc: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 2:20 PM
> Subject: SV: SV: C language binding
>
> > Hi Stanley
> >
> > We've been thinking along these lines, but the test suite that will be the
> > base for the DOM Level 1 TS is written in Java/ECMA Script.
> >
> > However, I'm very keen on seeing a thread on common interfaces here on
> this
> > list as it is an activity that is going on within the W3C and I, among
> other
> > people are quite interested. There are some difficulties, but I think once
> > written, reusability is greatly enhanced.
> >
> > What do others think?
> >
> > /D
> >
> > -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> > Från: Stanley Guan [mailto:Stanley.Guan@oracle.com]
> > Skickat: den 16 mars 2001 20:13
> > Till: www-dom-ts@w3.org
> > Kopia: www-dom-ts@w3.org
> > Ämne: Re: SV: C language binding
> >
> >
> > Dimitris,
> >
> > Maybe a function table (or callback structure) can be used to map
> > proprietary interface to a common interface and the test suite can be
> > written in this common interface.
> >
> > To enable the mapping, maybe a wrapper is needed for a proprietary
> > interface.  Alas, this is a conformance test, not a benchmark.  So, one
> > extra layer doesn't hurt.
> >
> > But, to come up with a common interface could be a big effort.
> >
> > Thx,
> >
> > -Stanley
> >
> > Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Stanley
> > >
> > > The two language bindings that will be provided are Java and ECMAScript.
> > > However, we would encourage people to help us think on whether other
> > > languages bindings should be produced.
> > >
> > > /Dimitris
> > >
> > > -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> > > Från: Stanley Guan [mailto:Stanley.Guan@oracle.com]
> > > Skickat: den 16 mars 2001 19:25
> > > Till: www-dom-ts@w3.org
> > > Ämne: C language binding
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Have you taken C language binding into consideration?  Since
> > > there is no standard C interface, how do you want to proceed?
> > >
> > > Thx,
> > >
> > > -Stanley
> >
> >
Received on Friday, 16 March 2001 15:54:07 GMT

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