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Re: Testing of Events specification

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:25:41 -0700
Cc: Indie UI <public-indie-ui@w3.org>
Message-id: <80458E1A-6F23-40DD-A380-4215F7AC5B89@apple.com>
To: Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net>

On Apr 21, 2014, at 5:22 PM, Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net> wrote:

> James Craig <jcraig@apple.com> wrote:
> 
>>> An alternative strategy would be to use a testing tool that can generate
>>> events at the operating system level - a more complicated solution, which
>>> however has the advantage of establishing that the user can initiate the
>>> events through UI actions.
>> 
>> We spun our wheels on this one a bit for ARIA 1.0. I think we ended up with
>> the realization that it was a huge undertaking that would likely result in
>> flaky results and no one wanted to maintain it. 
> 
> I wouldn't suggest considering it unless there were a well maintained and
> reliable tool for generating the events and running the tests, preferably
> under multiple operating systems.

To my knowledge, no tool like that exists, and creating one is no trivial task.
Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:26:08 UTC

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