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RE: How to handle a Test Suite at W3C Re: Error in (approved) test 0009

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 08:10:53 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D2985201255C9A@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, <www-qa@w3.org>


Thanks for these pointers. If you carefully read one of
my previous posts [1], I already said that in trying to
become familiar with testing in W3C, I found some useful
stuff - first reported in [2].

I read (did not say understand :) most, if not all of the
stuff you mention. We do use for example the Test Metadata
(cf. [3]) etc.

However, what is missing IMHO are clear instructions how 
to actually do the test *review*. If I understand Dan correctly
this is what he is worried about. I know, testing is no rocket 
science (please do not beat me up, Shane), but anyway, I think 
we are all after a transparent, unambiguous process and finally 
want people to implement and use RDFa ...

Hope that this discussion might trigger a renewal of the
TC-related stuff at the QA level ... but might also be the case
that I am too inexperienced with W3C processes and the like :)


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007Aug/0042.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007Jan/0049.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/testsuite/Overview.html#ManifestFiles

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karl@w3.org] 
>Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 11:49 PM
>To: Hausenblas, Michael
>Cc: Dan Connolly; Ivan Herman; W3C RDFa task force; www-qa@w3.org
>Subject: How to handle a Test Suite at W3C Re: Error in 
>(approved) test 0009
>Hi Michael,
>Le 7 août 2007 à 04:17, Hausenblas, Michael a écrit :
>> regarding testing (support)
>> I really feel left alone within W3C. There are some activities
>> here (QA) and there, but NO common framework, no best practice,
>> nothing in the process document AFAIK - how the heck should I know :(
>What do you need in terms of best practices/framework for Testing?
>The documents available for now
>* The QA Handbook
>   The QA Handbook (QAH) is a non-normative
>   handbook about the process and operational
>   aspects of certain quality assurance practices
>   of W3C's Working Groups, with particular
>   focus on testability and test topics.
>* Building a Test Suite
>   http://esw.w3.org/topic/QA
>* Test Development FAQ
>   http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq
>* Test Metadata
>   The definition and provision of metadata has
>   proved helpful in a variety of ways during
>   the test development and test execution
>   processes. This document defines a minimal
>   set of metadata elements that can usefully
>   be applied to tests that are intended for
>   publication within a test suite.
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/test-metadata/
>* Policies for Contribution of Test Cases to W3C
>   http://www.w3.org/2004/10/27-testcases
>Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
>W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
>   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
>      *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
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