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Re: Thinking of contributing

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:19:20 +0100
To: public-test-infra@w3.org, "Chris Ducharme" <cgdjmrsp@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.xscsqi07idj3kv@simons-mbp>
On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:40:05 +0100, Chris Ducharme <cgdjmrsp@gmail.com>  

> Hey all,
> I am a recent CS grad in training to be a security consultant. It has  
> been
> suggested to me that contributing to Test the Web Forward would be a good
> way to get a better understanding of browsers, HTML5, Javascript, the  
> DOM,
> etc. I've got the tests to run locally, and I've looked through the
> documentation and at the tests themselves. I have a basic idea of how I
> could proceed, in terms of creating tests, but being that I have no
> experience with javascript or HTML5 (and not really any front-end web
> experience at all), I'm not exactly sure where to start -- ie I don't  
> know
> what exactly needs testing (. If anyone could give me some guidance  
> here, I
> would greatly appreciate it.

Hello Chris,


Maybe you can start by picking something from  

There was some work on estimating test coverage for the HTML spec. I can  
only find http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tests-cr-exit/index.html which might  
be outdated by now but I don't know where there is something more current.

Otherwise a simple rule is to pick something at random or something that  
interests you particularly. Almost everything needs more tests. :-)

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 12 January 2015 14:18:16 UTC

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