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Re: DOM Level 1 HTML TS

From: Mary Brady <mbrady@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:10:32 -0500
Message-ID: <00a701c1b3df$cbd494b0$293b0681@sdct.nist.gov>
To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>, "Dimitris Dimitriadis" <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
Cc: "Sivakiran Tummala" <stummala@netscape.com>
With respect to the NIST tests, there are
two issues:

1) DOM Level 1 HTML -- these tests are pretty much the
equivalent of the DOM Level 2 HTML tests - 90% of which
just require pointing to the Level 1 DTD -- there are a few
tweaks necessary for level 2, but not too much -- minimal
effort to convert ~ 1 week.

2) DOM Level 1 Core (HTML only implementations) -- much
more difficult, as the Level 1 XML tests would have to be
converted -- these tests currently load an xml file and manipulate
the file via dom calls.  In order to convert, the xml file must be
converted to an html file, and each of the tests would have to be
changed.  Most of the tests start with a getElementsByTagName call -
these would have to be changed to be consistent with the HTML
version of this file.  Other tests try to get attributes from various
names -- I'm not sure the best way to represent this in HTML.  So
essentially the logic of these tests can be reused, but probably all of
them will have to be recoded.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dimitris Dimitriadis" <dimitris@ontologicon.com>
To: <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Cc: "Sivakiran Tummala" <stummala@netscape.com>; "Mary Brady"
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 9:58 AM
Subject: DOM Level 1 HTML TS

> We've acquired some steam woth keeping up, so once we've released the
> Level 1 TS for core, we should start working with HTML.
> There's been two major options brought to the list so far:
> 1. Convert as many as possible of the existing NIST level 2 tests to
> level 1 HTML
> 2. Convert some of Netscape's HTML tests to our markup
> How long would this take?
> Also, since both are open options, it seems a good idea to try to
> minimize duplication by stating what tests would be relevant and within
> what time frame.
> Best,
> /Dimitris
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