Re: Testable assertion tagging for W3C specifications

Hi All:

    I been monitoring the conversation regarding tagging of the
specs for test case generation.   We also need to consider the
possibility (if not yet suggested) of doing this work as an
"add-on" to the specs.  This give us the advantage of playing
with the idea without imposing too many restrictions on the
editors or specs that are already written.  The knowledge
gained from this effort can be applied to new specs,
and can even make it easier modify specifications that are
already written.

We at NIST developed over 2700 tests cases for a new
version of the XSL FO test suite (to be announced at a later time)
using the automatic test generation approach.  For this particular
effort we wrote an XSLT tool to generate the tests and
XML for test definitions.  Tests were defined in terms of
Formatting Objects and properties.  This approach gave us the
flexibility of defining a very complex test in terms of an XML

We will like to explore this issue further and use our experiences
writing test suites and automatic generation of tests to further
this effort.


Carmelo Montanez

Received on Friday, 31 May 2002 13:46:22 UTC