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Re: Regarding Test 11.1.u

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 07:43:04 -0700
To: Erik Johnson <erikj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF3B5F6EE5.DD103365-ON8825763D.004FDA1F-8825763D.0050DB50@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Erik,

Actually, the current test does test the last of the three cases you 
mentioned, that of using & as the default separator.  The first of the two 
submissions in the test does not have a separator attribute, and this is 
the one invoked by the "separate with ampersand" trigger.

The current test does not test whether explicitly setting the ampersand 
also separates with ampersand.  However, the test suite is not a unit test 
suite but rather a feature test suite.  The test is sufficient because it 
tests the equivalence classes of functionality, i.e. the possible 
features, which are implicit separator setting and explicit separator 
setting.  It is considered highly unlikely that one could pass the 
separator=";" test and not also pass with separator="&amp;" in a 
reasonable implementation.

Agreed it would still make a better test to add the extra submission you 
are suggesting, there is a finite amount of time for the group to spend, 
and I have to make a judgment call here that this is probably not 
important enough to put in front of the group, so we'll leave the test 

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

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Erik Johnson/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA
09/23/2009 02:57 PM
Regarding Test 11.1.u

Hey all, 

I was curious if the following test had completely covered the spec. I 
believe that the test should test 3 cases instead of the current 2. It 
should read if a separator value of & is specified this is used, if a 
semi-colon separator is specified this is used, and finally if no 
separator value is specified then the & shall be used. The last case is 
not present in the current WC3 test suite. I have updated the test and 
attached it for your review. 


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