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RE: Syntactic tests

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 19:01:34 -0000
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B017F7E5C@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: "Cecil Ward" <cecil@cecilward.com>, <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>

Hi Cecil,

See http://csswg.inkedblade.net/test to get started.

http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/temp/by-section can give you some ideas
about coverage.

I think the best way to ensure good coverage is to start with a list of
testable assertions for the area to be tested. Essentially, you create a
testable assertion for every statement in the spec that needs a
corresponding test or set of tests. Then you ensure there is at least
one test for every assertion.

We've started one for CSS3 Paged Media at
http://csswg.inkedblade.net/test/paged-media/assertions.  It still needs
a lot of work, but can perhaps serve as an example.

You can post any questions here, or you might catch someone on IRC in

Thanks for playing!

Best wishes,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-css-testsuite-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-css-testsuite-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Cecil Ward
> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 11:46 AM
> To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
> Subject: Syntactic tests
> I would like to contribute some more syntactic-issue tests to 
> the test suite. Where do I start?
> Any advice for the best way to be systematic and ensure good coverage?
> Cecil Ward.
Received on Monday, 23 July 2007 19:02:57 UTC

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