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SV: [Xmlconf-developer] Updated domtest.xsd and simple attr.xml

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:23:33 +0200
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To: "'David Brownell'" <david-b@pacbell.net>
Cc: www-dom-ts@w3.org
The design actually anticipates this:

If we were to end up in a situation where there are different
interpretations of the specification, the DOM WG representative will be the
person to either discuss this with the submitting party, or take it to the
WG for clarification. The test is in the meanwhile frozen while being
considered by either the DOM WG rep. or the DOM WG. 

In either case the test remins as is, so there seems to be no need to
separate documentation from the actual test.

Please tell me if I haven't convinced you. Could you perhaps provide the
olist with an example?


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Från: David Brownell [mailto:david-b@pacbell.net]
Skickat: den 18 maj 2001 20:41
Till: Dimitris Dimitriadis; 'Curt Arnold';
xmlconf-developer@lists.sourceforge.net; www-dom-ts@w3.org
Ämne: Re: [Xmlconf-developer] Updated domtest.xsd and simple attr.xml

>    This would keep
> the metadata in a distinct file from the test in a format that was
> compatible with RDF and provides both a DTD and an attempt at an XML
> for the metadata.  One of the advantages of keeping the metadata distinct
> from the test definitions is that it is then easy to add additional
> description, notes, translations, without modifying the test definitions.

I think it's good to keep the test cases and the metadata (what's tested,
is it a positive test, negative, xref to spec, etc) distinct.  Among other
things, the test cases shouldn't really change when interpretations get
updated ... and since DOM hasn't really had a test suite before, then
it seems likely to me that interpretations will be in flux for some time.

- Dave
Received on Tuesday, 22 May 2001 08:24:15 UTC

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