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Automating testcases

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 18:29:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4C83C54F.6080502@opera.com>
To: public-css-testsuite@w3.org
CC: Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com

There was a brief discussion at the F2F a couple of weeks back about 
automating tests within the CSS 2.1 testsuite, and although several 
vendors seemed to be interested in helping with such an effort, I 
remember some comment being made by one of the Microsoft reps that they 
didn't want to convert them to reftests (or at least didn't intend on 
spending any effort on doing so; I do remember this being a bit 
ambiguous at the time…).

However, the first large set of tests that it makes sense to automate 
are tests submitted by Microsoft: there are 400–500 tests for which the 
reference is effectively just "<p>Test passes if there is no red visible 
on the page.</p>". This is the largest collection of tests in the 
testsuite with a single reference.

If we (i.e., the browser vendors apart from MS represented at the 
meeting, Apple, Google, Mozilla, and Opera) wish to convert them to 
reftests, how should we go about this?

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 5 September 2010 16:29:44 UTC

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