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Re: Thinking of contributing

From: Chris Ducharme <cgdjmrsp@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:54:24 -0800
Message-ID: <CADD0O47BRxQ=Z0jT52wE7uVbFjgp8dignQss_rK5-xy_M+XwnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: public-test-infra@w3.org, Chris Ducharme <cgdjmrsp@gmail.com>
Thanks, Simon, that's basically what I needed -- a direction towards some
low level busy-work to introduce me to the subject. I started working on
the suggested tests this morning. I'll submit a pull request when I put
together something that's not too embarrassing.


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:40:05 +0100, Chris Ducharme <cgdjmrsp@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>  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,
> Awesome!
> Maybe you can start by picking something from https://github.com/w3c/web-
> platform-tests/labels/difficulty%3Aeasy
> 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 be outdated by now but I don't know where there is something more current.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 21:54:52 UTC

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