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a few more examples - Testcase Metadata

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:34:01 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.1.5.2.20050826093113.0203d880@mailserver.nist.gov>
To: Patrick.Curran@Sun.COM
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org

Thanks for the clarification - I will try to find some additional
specific examples for Testcase Metadata [1], to go in the "Example"
box for each term, given the broadening of elgibility you mention.
   In the meantime, here are some additional CSS examples
(and one WCAG example) that "very quickly"
come to mind, for some of the metadata terms. given the expansion
of elegibility..

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST



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IDENTIFIER:

In the "about the test suites" portion of the CSS test suite site [1], 
there is URL "formatting"
(identification in the URL) information for tests for profiles and modules.

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DESCRIPTION:

The CSS2.1 test suite directory [2] has a "description" column, giving 
short descriptions of each
test.

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PURPOSE:

The CSS Mobile Profile Test Suite [3] has short "purpose" (and "role") 
statements.
The CSS1 Test Suite [8] also has a purpose written as an introduction to 
the test suite.

The Introduction section of the HTML Test Suite for WCAG2.0 document [9] 
gives an indication of purpose.

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STATUS:

The CSS2.1 test suite directory [2] has a "last updated" column, indicating 
when the tests were
last updated (gives an indication of "status" or "versioning").

NOTE: Does STATUS information relate to VERSION information, particularly 
given the earlier
"versions" of the "same" tests referenced from the CSS test suite site [1] 
(see information for
VERSION following)?

The WCAG HTML Test Suite Status Document [4] tracks which specific tests 
are next to be reviewed,
  and which specific tests have been rejected and approved.

The "Status of This Document" section of the HTML Test Suite for WCAG2.0 
document [9] gives an indication of status of the test suite as a whole.


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PRECONDITIONS:

The CSS test suite documentation Section 4.1 [5] mentions that tests should 
be able to pass the
  CSS validator (first pass validator as precondition for then testing CSS 
feature in the test?).

The "prologue" of the CSS1 test suite [6] mentions "configuring your 
system" to run the CSS1 tests.

NOTE: Would information in the prologue also qualify under the "INPUT" term?

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INPUTS:

The CSS test suite documentation Section 6 [5] lists support files for tests.

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VERSION:

The CSS test suite site [1] has version information and histories for CSS1 
test suite,
CSS2.1 test suite, Mobile Profile 1.0 Test Suite, and Selectors Test Suite.

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RIGHTS:

There is information in the "about the test suites" portion of the CSS test 
suite site [1]
   about how test contributors could grant
W3C a license for publishing and modification of such tests.

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GROUPING:

In the CSS Mobile Profile test suite [3], the "mobile" designation is used 
in the URL identifier.
In the CSS Selectors Profile test suite [7], the "selectors" designation is 
used in the URL identifier.
In the CSS2.1 test suite directory [2], the "CSS2.1" designation is used in 
the URL identifier.
In the CSS1 test suite [8], the "CSS1" designation is used in the URL 
identifier.

These different URL designations provide a filtering mechanism for CSS 
tests, according to the
profile/application?


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SEEALSO:

There is an email list referenced on the CSS test suite site [1],
  called "public-css-testsuite" to report bugs.



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[1]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/
[2]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS2.1/current/
[3]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/Mobile/1.0/current/
[4]: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/checkstatus.html
[5]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/testsuitedocumentation.html
[6]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS1/current/sec01.htm
[7]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS3/Selectors/current/
[8]: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS1/current/
[9]: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/
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