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Re: HTML Level 2 tests

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 18:56:01 +0100
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To: "Mary Brady" <mbrady@nist.gov>
I agree, I should have stated the question in more detail: what I meant 
is that we should break the big HTML file up into one file per test 
case, and not into smaller files, as you wrote.

On Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 06:54 PM, Mary Brady wrote:

> 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
> [mb] Each test reads in an input file.  Currently, all 600 of the HTML
> tests read in the same input file -- which tries to cover many of the
> facets of HTML -- ie, frames, tables, lists, etc.  If a particular
> implementation does not provide all the capabilities of HTML, or
> provides them in a slightly different way, it can be hard to determine
> what's failing and why.  This would be much easier if we broke up
> this huge html file into smaller chunks, and just had tags that were
> pertinent to what we were testing in that file -- or alternately, not 
> load
> a file at all, but rather have an init routine that would construct the
> proper DOM nodes that would correspond to this file -- lets say
> construct a table with 5 rows and 5 columns -- also include table
> header info, table data info, etc that is necessary to exhaustively
> test the DOM HTML Table functionality.  Create another set for
> frames, another for forms, etc.  The actual tests will still be one
> per file.
> --Mary
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