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Re: [General] Documentation and action items

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:12:38 +0100
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Cc: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
To: "Mary Brady" <mbrady@nist.gov>
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On Friday, November 30, 2001, at 02:49  PM, Mary Brady wrote:

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dimitris Dimitriadis" <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
> To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 6:13 PM
> Subject: [General] Documentation and action items
>
>
>> As (hopefully) people will start commenting on our work soon, given the
>> announcement on xml-dev I made, when do we anticipate to be able to
>> build the level 1 HTML tests? Also remind everyone who asks that this 
>> is
>> NOT the released version so that no misunderstandings occur.
>>
>
> [mb] We've started work on translating the html files, but have run into
> problems with running the tests -- we agreed per the telecon with 
> Phillipe
> that we would provide level 2 HTML tests only, not level 1.  Was this
> your understanding as well?  This is essentially taking our current 
> level 1
> tests, translating them to xml, and updating to level 2, where 
> appropriate.
> We've just begun the translation -- there are over 600 tests -- it's 
> hard to
> say how long it will take, but we will update the CVS repository as we 
> go,
> rather than waiting for all the tests to be completed before we submit 
> them.
>
[dd] Now that you say it, yes of course. I attended the telcon and 
should have known, it was just running very lat when I sent the email 
yesterday.

Taken from Philippe's Summary of DOM Test Suite status email, Oct 29:

We are still missing the DOM Level 1
HTML Test Suite. Given that DOM Level 2 HTML is not backward compatible, 
a DOM
Level 2 HTML test suite would be more appropriate. Mary will see what 
can be
done in NIST and will ask for help in the www-dom-ts mailing list to 
convert
the existing NIST DOM HTML test suite. Dimitris will help to unify the
harnesses and needs to take of the documentation.

[dd] I take it "the existing DOM HTML test suite" is for level 1, but 
will be converted to level 2?

> As far as the harness goes, it appears as though we don't have a method 
> for
> loading xhtml and html files for the various implementations.  Curt 
> figured
> out something for xhtml (Mozilla), I believe.  It would be helpful if 
> others
> that had DOM HTML implementations could forward examples of how to load
> these files.
>
[dd] This is a call for Jason from Microsoft and someone from Mozilla 
(Netscape) that I'll come in touch with.

> --Mary
>
>> I want to move all patch files in the CVS root into a separate folder,
>> mostly for cosmetic reasons; Curt, could you indicate what pieces of
>> code use the patch files so that I can update them without breaking
>> anything? I'll also try to have a go at build.xml to allow for 
>> "offline"
>> building of the test suite.
>>
>> Also, some help on the Avalon framework would be appreciated, since I
>> have never worked with it.
>>
>> Fred, are you still interested in helping out on the documentation 
>> part?
>> I am increasinlgy impressed by your work with Python, which I'm reading
>> through right now. Your help, especially since you volounteered, would
>> be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> That's about it for the moment. I'll look through the last couple of
>> month's worth of emails and issue a more stringent action item list
>> tomorrow.
>>
>> /Dimitris
>>
>>
>
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