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Re: Seeking status of WebDriver spec by the Browser Test Tools WG

From: Simon Stewart <simon.m.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:27:01 +0100
Message-ID: <CAOrAhYG-E56oLyxtNAtd_0qOUwJWsQJFaOB5skRmELeaFBX0CQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: w@wja.no, shs@google.com, dburns@mozilla.com, public-browser-tools-testing@w3.org, "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
Hi Arthur,

The WebDriver spec is formalising the APIs and workings of the
existing webdriver implementations[1][2][3]. That means that the
implementations are actually further along than the specification
would make them appear.

We have two mobile implementations right now: one for Android and one
for iOS. Both of these have some level of support for touch events,
either through the main "WebElement" API[4] or through the Advanced
User Interactions API, the entry point to which is the Actions[5] and
TouchActions[6] classes in Java. The test suite for the webdriver spec
will be in Python, so we should be surfacing these APIs there.

I'd be happy to focus on the parts of the spec that you feel would be
most advantageous to your group, so please feel free to ask us to
flesh out any sections that you feel are missing. If it would help,
I'll be at TPAC from Monday to Wednesday and would be happy to chat at
any point (and you'd also be welcome to attend the browser test tools
sessions on Monday and/or Tuesday)



[1] http://selenium.googlecode.com/
[2] http://chromedriver.googlecode.com/
[3] http://www.opera.com/developer/tools/operadriver/
[4] http://selenium.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/docs/api/java/org/openqa/selenium/interactions/Actions.html
[5] http://selenium.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/docs/api/java/org/openqa/selenium/interactions/touch/TouchActions.html

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> The Web Events WG is working on a test suite for the Touch Events spec [1]
> and during a recent meeting, someone asked [2] about the status of the Web
> Driver [3] work by the Browser Testing and Tools WG and I agreed to
> followup.
> I would appreciate it, if you would please provide a short status and plan
> for Web Driver including the implementation status of the spec (or a pointer
> to such info).
> -Thanks, Art Barstow
> [1] http://w3c-test.org/webevents/tests/touch-events-v1/submissions/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2012/09/11-webevents-minutes.html#item03
> [3] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webdriver/raw-file/default/webdriver-spec.html
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:        ACTION-97: Report on the status of WebDriver work by the
> Browser Test Tools WG (Web Events Working Group)
> Date:   Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:26:22 +0000
> From:   ext Web Events Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
> Reply-To:       Web Events Working Group <public-webevents@w3.org>
> To:     <art.barstow@nokia.com>
> ACTION-97: Report on the status of WebDriver work by the Browser Test Tools
> WG (Web Events Working Group)
> http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/actions/97
> On: Arthur Barstow
> Due: 2012-09-18
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