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Re: [DOM TS Design: Test definitons]

From: Stanley Guan <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 14:30:15 -0800
Message-ID: <3ABA7CF7.D6C4DDA2@oracle.com>
To: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
CC: www-dom-ts@w3.org, perl-xml@activestate.com


Ken MacLeod wrote:

> Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se> writes:
>
> > [Stanley Guan <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com> writes:]
> > > [Ken MacLeod writes:]
> > > >In all respects, a conforming Perl DOM lite implementation, via an OMG
> > > >IDL wrapper, should be a conforming DOM implementation.  Mostly it's a
> > > >difference in presentation.
> > >
> > > Has this point of view been taken into consideration?
>
> > As indicated in a previous mail, we have indeed thought about
> > this. If would be a great thing if we could describe the tests in a
> > language-neutral way and automatically generate tests for a
> > particular language.
>
> In Perl there could be two levels of conformance testing, one at the
> "full DOM API" level using an OMG IDL wrapper and the standard tests,
> but also a level that tests what Perl considers the "lite DOM API"[1],
> which, for reference, is currently only in draft.  That may be the
> thinking behind the original question.  We should be able to work out
> what the crossover is.
>

Is this W3C's point of view?  Is this applied only to Perl's implementation?

>
> > However, as we've ancountered some difficulties, I'd personally like
> > to see a thread on this mailing list to discuss this.
> >
> > The objectives are:
> > 1. Describe tests in IDL terms
> > 2. Generate tests for particular languages
> > 3. Point to relevant part of the specification
>
> For interested perl-xml folks, the mail list is www-dom-ts@w3.org[2],
> and you can subscribe by sending a message to
> www-dom-ts-request@w3.org with the word 'subscribe' in the subject of
> the mail message.
>
>   -- Ken
>
> [1] <http://Casbah.org/~kmacleod/orchard/perlish-dom-draft>
> [2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom-ts/>
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