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Fwd: WebIDL Testing Plan: who is doing what (and why) by when?

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 07:29:47 -0400
Message-ID: <5192202B.5070304@nokia.com>
To: "public-webapps-testsuite@w3.org" <public-webapps-testsuite@w3.org>
With hindsight, I should have just included public-webapps-testsuite on 
this thread:

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2013May/0021.html>

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	WebIDL Testing Plan: who is doing what (and why) by when?
Date: 	Mon, 13 May 2013 09:16:45 -0400
From: 	Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
To: 	Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Yves Lafon 
<ylafon@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, Robin Berjon 
<robin@w3.org>, Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org>, Travis Leithead 
<Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, 
Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
CC: 	www-archive@w3.org <www-archive@w3.org>



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Hi All,

I'm trying to understand the overall testing plan for Web IDL,
especially what specifically must be done to get the Web IDL v1 [CR] to
pass its CR exit criteria [Exit]. By plan here, I'd like to understand
who is doing what, (the `why` part presumably is obvious) and by when.

We have at least the following resources and activities but I don't
quite understand how they fit together re moving the spec to PR. For
example, which efforts are required to move WebIDL to PR, is there a
commitment to complete the required pieces, which efforts are obsolete, etc.

* Web IDL parser: there are at least two [idlharness.js] and
[webidl2.js]. Which one should be used for CR testing; has anyone
committed to maintaining and completing the parser; how is it used
vis-a-vis the CR exit criteria?

* Travis' Web IDL Test Plan [Travis]. Is this still active; how does
does fit into the overall plan; how is it related to Cameron's tests and
the various parser work?

* Cameron's Web IDL tests submitted May 12 [Cameron]. How does this
relate to Travis' plan and the parser work?

* Online WebIDL checker [Online]. Is this current with the Web IDL [CR];
do we recommend it be used; is anyone maintaining this or do we consider
it obsolete?

Philippe - since we haven't been able to get someone in WebApps to
proactively drive the WebIDL CR testing effort, is this something a W3C
Team member can lead or at least help?

-Thanks, AB

[CR] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-WebIDL-20120419/>
[Exit] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-WebIDL-20120419/#cr-exit>
[idlharness.js] <http://w3c-test.org/resources/idlharness.js>
[webidl2.js] <http://w3c-test.org/resources/webidl2/>
[Travis] <http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/WebIDLTest.htm>
[Cameron]
<https://github.com/heycam/web-platform-tests/blob/submission/heycam/WebIDL-tests-1/WebIDL/tests/submissions/heycam/notes.txt>
[Online] <http://www.w3.org/2009/07/webidl-check>
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