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Re: SV: DOM Conformance Test Suites

From: Thierry Kormann <tkormann@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 19:45:43 +0100
To: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
Cc: "www-dom-ts@w3.org" <www-dom-ts@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0103161945430L.05983@quokka>
On Friday 16 March 2001 19:16, you wrote:
> The main reason for that would be the following:
> 1. We are currently developing the DOM TS for level 1 & 2
> 2. We want to feel that the specification for the DOM level 3 can be
> considered to be stable enought to write test suites for.

Well, my experience is that test suites are valuable at any step of the 
specification. As an example, the SVG working group started to develop 
hopefully the test suite in working draft and that was really valuable for 

In working draft, test suites help the working group (to define how the 
features work or to be sure that everybody is talking of the same thing :)

In CR, test suites help implementors to report problems to the WG or to ask 
the WG to improve the wording of a particular section...

Finally, in Rec, test suites help users by providing example that may help to 
understand the various features.

Anyway, that was just feedback from an implementors...
Hope you will start working on the test suite as soon as possible :)  

Received on Friday, 16 March 2001 13:45:54 UTC

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