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Re: HTML Level 2 tests

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 18:28:47 +0100
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Cc: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
To: "Mary Brady" <mbrady@nist.gov>
comments inlined

I'd be happy to help out as far as time allows.


On Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 05:51 PM, Mary Brady wrote:

> Fairly soon, we will begin to convert the NIST HTML tests to
> the DOM TS ML format.  There are roughly 600 tests that
> fall into this category.  They were originally developed for
> DOM Level 1.  When we developed these tests, they were
> designed to make use of the "everything is a node" view
> and as such, called generic routines which in turn made
> specific DOM calls.  Eventually, when you zeroed in on
> getting the root element of a document, then the appropriate
> load routine was called -- hence, they presuppose the ability
> to synchronously load a document.  In converting these tests
> for use by the DOM TS, we would like to do the following:
> 1) Load the document upfront
> 2) Get rid of the generic functions, and make direct use
> of DOM calls.
> 3) Express the tests in the DOM TS ML format
> 4) Update the tests to be compliant with DOM HTML Level 2
> 5) Break up the rather large HTML files, which are loaded,
> to exercise the HTML DOM calls, into smaller files, each of
> which will be used for a small set of tests.  It may also be
> possible that we decide in favor of initializing the DOM tree
> by creating these nodes rather than reading them in from
> a file.
[dd] Except if I'm misreading, wouldn't this be a step away from one 
test - one file that we've used so far?

> 6) Create additional tests to fully cover the HTML Module.
> We are looking for help in this effort.  If you are interested in
> helping, please let us know.  When we know who the players
> are, we will discuss the new design, and break up the work
> accordingly.
> Thanks,
> Mary
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