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Re: getting your tests into browser test framework

From: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:05:50 -0800
Message-ID: <50A2EE6E.1010909@lookout.net>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "julian.reschke@gmx.de" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-test-infra@w3.org" <public-test-infra@w3.org>
On 11/13/2012 5:42 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>> A server with a wildcard DNS entry would be great.
> yes, we can look into that.
> We could reserve url-testing.w3c-test.org. Would that be good enough for
> you?

Yes, I believe that plus the wildcard DNS entry (
*.url-testing.w3c-test.org ) would be all the infrastructure required
for testing how the path and query components come across the wire, and
for testing hostnames as well.  So I suppose we could break this into
two groups of test cases:

1. Testing the URL transmitted in a GET request
2. Testing the the hostname transmitted in the HTTP Host header

For that second group, it would require the wildcard DNS entry to allow
for any arbitrary subdomain requests to resolve via DNS, and
subsequently be compared for the original and expected values from tests
such as the following:


Best regards,
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 01:06:12 UTC

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