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Re: CSS test suite documentation "TNG"

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 12:14:57 -0600
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To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org
Hi Bert,

Thanks for this reference.  Chris Lilley referred me to the CSS test suite 
earlier, as a good case study for the QAWG Framework documents.  Somehow I 
missed the test suite document, which (from my initial brief reading) looks 
really thorough and comprehensive.  It will be a useful case study for our 
QAWG work on test suite technical materials.

One question.  In the acknowledgements (Tim Boland), there is mention of an 
enumeration of 500 testable assertions.  This ties into another of our QAWG 
threads, and would be interesting to see more detail (the enumeration 
itself, as well as how it was derived and how it relates to the CSS 
Recommendation).  Do you have a reference?


At 03:27 PM 5/21/02 +0200, Bert Bos wrote:
>[Cross-posted to www-style and www-qa, since I believe this is
>interesting to both.]
>The CSS working group published the official documentation[1] for the
>format of all CSS test suites. The format is known in the working
>group as the "TNG" format. It is the intention that all future CSS
>test suites adhere to it (where that makes sense, of course.)
>The test suites for the "CSS mobile profile" and the "Selectors"
>already follow the format and the CSS1 test suite has been converted
>to it early this year.
>The main goals of the TNG format are to separate the actual test cases
>from the navigation structure and to make writing test cases as easy
>as possible. The same test case can appear in multiple test suites (by
>reference, rather than by copying) and the test files themselves are
>In some browsers (those with a limited implementation of the HTML
>"object" element) the new format may require an extra click, compared
>to the previous format, but in most browsers there is no difference.
>More information about all CSS test suites can be found on the CSS test
>suites overview page[2].
>[1] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/testsuitedocumentation
>[2] http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test
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