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Re: [ISSUE-33] Re: Input for ACTION-139 (Check options for test suite design) and ACTION-145 (Think about a round tripping test suite data package)

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 07:08:59 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL58czr-HzRA=v+DGxP1Ch6wvz7KXzfQT=LRhGJFtbXb_ibCKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>
Cc: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
Hi Dave,

2012/7/4 Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>

> Hi Felix,
> As we've already touched on there are a number of things to consider in in
> the test suite design, so I create ISSUE-33 on this.

Thanks, that's very useful.

> Looking at this general test suite, it was clear what the benefits were
> supposed to be. Is it primarily to ensure that test suites are archived
> centrally by the W3C rather than being left solely to the WG, and thus
> subject to decay once the WG expires?

The test suite maintenance can be taken over by another WG. Even if not
maintained it will be publicly available, see e.g the ITS 1.0 test suite.

> This is surely a good idea in general. But is the W3C format sufficient
> for more 'active' tests, i.e. ones that use code/scripts to test behaviour,
> e.g. of input vs output? Will we be at liberty to extend the basic format
> they define?

I think we need a volunteer to answer this question. LT-Web hat on: that
would be TCD's deliverable. Would you or probably somebody else from TCD
have the resources to explore the test suites issues? WRT my action items,
for the package I think we need input from the working group, but there
needs to be somebody who gathers that input.

If TCD will work on this, would the test suite design a suitable topic for
the September meeting?



> cheers,
> Dave
> On 03/07/2012 19:28, Felix Sasaki wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> to move forward with the two actions, I need your input.
>> I agree with what Des mentioned during the last call - a test suite
>> package will be very helpful. Let's discuss this in more detail during the
>> call. The bottom line is:
>> - I need to know whether this very general test suite design
>> http://w3c-test.org/framework/**docs/maintainer/<http://w3c-test.org/framework/docs/maintainer/>
>> would be suitable for you. Please browse this before the call and give
>> feedback
>> - We need tests that actually check what you will do with the metadata
>> anyway. For this, we need volunteers to specify what they will do. I'd
>> propose that we create a wiki page that lists data categories and test
>> cases in that manner.
>> Above is very general, but I hope it helps to move the discussion forward.
>> Best,
>> Felix
>> --
>> Felix Sasaki
>> DFKI / W3C Fellow

Felix Sasaki
DFKI / W3C Fellow
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 05:09:23 UTC

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