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Re: Missing important tests ?

From: Mary Brady <mbrady@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:01:00 -0400
Message-ID: <001101c157d4$ef431a00$293b0681@HAPPY>
To: "Jan-Arve Saether" <jana@birdstep.org>, <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
The current test suite is by no means complete.  In previous discussions,
we have iterated the need for testing methods on interfaces that were
inherited -- I believe that the interfaces are for the most part tested on
top-level interface, but probably not any down the path.  If you have such
tests, please contribute to the effort.  We had envisioned from the start
that test contributions would come from a variety of folks working in this
area -- what you currently see is just the start.

At NIST, we have additional tests for DOM L2, which should be committed
soon -- we are down to just a couple of problems.  We also have about
600 DOM L1 HTML tests -- if you would like to see where we have tests,
we have an older test matrix available from our web site,


Other than those mentioned, please feel free to fill in the holes!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan-Arve Saether" <jana@birdstep.org>
To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 7:15 AM
Subject: Missing important tests ?

> After a brief look at the tests, I am still missing some important
> tests (I am not sure how many new tests have been added since the NIST
> tests)
> I am missing tests that actually test *all* functions on an interface,
> including testing methods on interfaces that was inherited, even if they
> make no sense.
> (For example, Text::getChildNodes should return a NodeList with no nodes.
> The same goes for ProcessingInstruction::getFirstChild etc. The list goes
> on.)
> What we have done where I am working is to test absolutely all functions
> on one interface, and then test if the method behaves as expected.
> (E.g test if Text::getFirstChild returns NULL etc.)
> I consider a conformance test to be incomplete if such tests are not
> included.
> Are somebody working on this issue?
> Best regards
> Jan-Arve Sæther
Received on Thursday, 18 October 2001 09:02:33 UTC

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