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SV: [DOM TS Design: Test definitons]

From: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 14:15:51 +0100
Message-ID: <9F67DC27F4CCD311ABA600508B6A66A43199CF@VXOIMP1>
To: "'Stanley Guan'" <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com>, Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Cc: www-dom-ts@w3.org, perl-xml@activestate.com
The W3C point of view is that the DOM test suite will be a conformance Test
Suite, that is, not a subset test suite of any kind. It may consist of tests
that could be successfully (but partially) taken by an implementation,
however passing the test suite implies passing all tests, another way of
saying including tests that go beyond the "lite DOM API" and adhere to the
full DOM spec.

Of course, the crossover should be looked into and documented, but I suppose
this would only be relevant for the smaller subsets, and not for the DOM TS.

/Dimitris Dimitriadis, W3C DOM WG coordinator, DOM TS

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Stanley Guan [mailto:Stanley.Guan@oracle.com]
Skickat: den 22 mars 2001 23:30
Till: Ken MacLeod
Kopia: www-dom-ts@w3.org; perl-xml@activestate.com
Ämne: Re: [DOM TS Design: Test definitons]

Ken MacLeod wrote:

> Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris.dimitriadis@improve.se> writes:
> > [Stanley Guan <Stanley.Guan@oracle.com> writes:]
> > > [Ken MacLeod writes:]
> > > >In all respects, a conforming Perl DOM lite implementation, via an
> > > >IDL wrapper, should be a conforming DOM implementation.  Mostly it's
> > > >difference in presentation.
> > >
> > > Has this point of view been taken into consideration?
> > As indicated in a previous mail, we have indeed thought about
> > this. If would be a great thing if we could describe the tests in a
> > language-neutral way and automatically generate tests for a
> > particular language.
> In Perl there could be two levels of conformance testing, one at the
> "full DOM API" level using an OMG IDL wrapper and the standard tests,
> but also a level that tests what Perl considers the "lite DOM API"[1],
> which, for reference, is currently only in draft.  That may be the
> thinking behind the original question.  We should be able to work out
> what the crossover is.

Is this W3C's point of view?  Is this applied only to Perl's implementation?

> > However, as we've ancountered some difficulties, I'd personally like
> > to see a thread on this mailing list to discuss this.
> >
> > The objectives are:
> > 1. Describe tests in IDL terms
> > 2. Generate tests for particular languages
> > 3. Point to relevant part of the specification
> For interested perl-xml folks, the mail list is www-dom-ts@w3.org[2],
> and you can subscribe by sending a message to
> www-dom-ts-request@w3.org with the word 'subscribe' in the subject of
> the mail message.
>   -- Ken
> [1] <http://Casbah.org/~kmacleod/orchard/perlish-dom-draft>
> [2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom-ts/>
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