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Re: Browser vendor meeting on testing, October 28th

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 17:53:09 -0400
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
Cc: Wilhelm Joys Andersen <wilhelmja@opera.com>
Message-ID: <1318024389.2760.1789.camel@chacal>
Thank you Wilhelm for sending this early announcement.

An additional note:

The goal of the meeting is to help that W3C Working Groups release their
tests in a sensible format and also can make use of tests produced by

Our primary emphasis is to leverage the experience of browser vendors in
test format and test framework. However, if you're not a browser vendor
and you think you have an interesting story to tell, feel free to come
and tell us. We'd love to learn how you are testing the Open Web
Platform! Depending on your story, we may ask you to present it as well.
The room space is however limited and hopefully we won't have to make
hard choices. This meeting is not meant as a full kickoff meeting for
the Web Testing IG but we're trying to take advantage of being there to
exchange ideas.


On Fri, 2011-09-23 at 17:58 +0200, Wilhelm Joys Andersen wrote: 
> Hi,
> On October 28th, there will be a meeting between representatives from
> different browser vendors in Mountain View, California. We will discuss
> how to best test web technologies in browsers and how to make browser
> vendors actively use and contribute to W3C test suites.
> The full invitation sent to Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera
> is included below. (If I have forgot anyone, please let me know! :)
> ----------------------
> The Web Testing Interest Group at W3C[1], of which I am co-chair,
> would like to invite you (or someone from your team) to a meeting on
> testing of web browsers in Mountain View on Friday the 28th of October
> 2011. (TPAC starts in the same neighbourhood the following Monday.)
> The goal of the meeting is to reach a rough consensus on what testing
> methods and frameworks W3C working groups should use. Naturally, we
> would like representatives of as many browser vendors as possible to
> attend, as we wish to:
>    * ensure that tests developed by W3C working groups
>      are usable by and useful for browser vendors
>    * make it as easy as possible for browser vendors to
>      contribute tests to W3C working groups
> The primary test types we wish to discuss inititially are:
>    * Tests checking whether something is rendered correctly
>      (visual tests, reference tests).
>    * Tests that can be evaluated through JavaScript.
>    * Tests that require some sort of user interaction
>      (typically automated with Selenium/WebDriver/Watir).
> Each browser vendor is invited to give a short presentation (up to 25
> minutes) on how they currently test their browser, and how tests from
> W3C working groups fit into the rest of the testing they do.
> (Presenting is encouraged, but not required.)
> In addition, there will be presentations of different frameworks and
> methods for cross-browser testing of web standards support. Some widely
> deployed, others merely proposed.
> To sign up, please fill in your name here:
>    http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/99999/browser-testing-meeting/
> If you wish to bring along one or two others from your team, you're
> welcome to do so. They, too, must add their names to the list of
> attendees above.
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email, IRC
> (wilhelm on w3.org and freenode) or telephone (+47 97723641).
> Practical information:
>    Venue: Google headquarters, Mountain View, building 1950,
>           meeting room 1950-1-Arroyo Valle.
>    Time:  Friday 28th of October, 09:30 - 16:00
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/2011/05/testing-ig-charter.html
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 21:53:24 UTC

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