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Comments on SVG Tiny test suite from MWI Test Suites Working Group

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:51:39 +0200
To: svg-testsuite-comments@w3.org
Cc: public-mwts <public-mwts@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1182865899.23402.38.camel@altostratustier>

(forwarding Carmelo's message to the public mailing lists for archival

Le mardi 26 juin 2007 à 09:30 -0400, Carmelo Montanez a écrit :
> Dear SVG Working Group:
>   The Mobile Web Testing Working evaluated the SVG Tiny test
>   suite
>   regards its usability on testing mobile devices and devices with
>   small screens.  We will like to present a few comments
>   for your consideration:
>   1) We found that most tests in the test suite contain perhaps contains
>   too much overhead information, which slows down testing. In particular,
>   the tester typically has to scroll down to view the actual SVG element
>   and its reference image.  Perhaps the SVG Tiny Working Group will
>   like consider removing the reference links on the top or maybe moving
> them to the bottom of the page.  You may want to consider to
> suppress  the headline as the tester may not want to know what
> exactly is tested. The same applies to the test description ('about the
> test').
>   Also, the pass/fail conditions usually cover several screens, which
>   takes time to read and understand. It can in most cases be made much more
>   concise.
>   As a final note, the SVG element often relies on the appearance of
>   the  font which typically differs on a mobile device due to limited set
> of  installed fonts, which makes the view of the final state of the
> SVG differ from the reference image. The pass/fail condition should
>   mirror this fact.
> A link to the test harness from which we make use of your test suite
> can be found at:
>   http://www.w3.org/2007/03/mth/harness
>   Please let us know if we can be of any assistance, should you decide
>   to modify some of the tests.
> Sincerely,
> Carmelo Montanez, Co Chair or Mobile Web Test Suite Working Group.
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:52:01 UTC

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