Re: [widgets] Test suite questions

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM, Marcos Caceres <> wrote:
> In [1], during the testing workshop, the following assertions were
> found to be redundant.
> ----
> ta-hDLwfOLcCW:
>        "Given a path that matches the file name field of a file entry within
> the Zip archive, a user agent must use its support for the [ZIP]
> specification to decompress (or otherwise extract) the file data of
> file entry into its original file representation."
> Agree: I have dropped the word must (it's now a statement of fact:
> UA's use zip to extract files)
> ----
> ta-VngNBkhUXz:
>        "If the protocol used for acquisition of a potential Zip archive does
> not provide, or otherwise include, a media type, then a user agent
> should treat the acquired potential Zip archive as if it has been
> acquired from a protocol that does not label resources with a media
> type."
> I agree that "should" is evil. But I think here it is justified.
> ----
> ta-HTgovPjElK:
>        "During Step 7, a user agent must apply the algorithm to process a
> configuration document."
> I don't think this assertions is redundant. It can be tested by having
> a configuration document that exhaustively tests a UA by having a
> complex configuration document that covers all test conditions. This
> tests would be "compound" (as opposed to atomic), but I think it's an
> important test.
> ---
> ta-abcaxtrqOZ:
>        In Step 5, the user agent must apply the algorithm to derive the user
> agent locales.
> I agree, this is untestable.
> ---
> ta-UJGJCaaFLT:
>  "If this is the first content element, then the user agent must:"
> I agree, this is redundant as can be merged with the assertion before
> it. There are actually a few of these which I will eliminate.


Marcos Caceres

Received on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 16:18:35 UTC