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Re: Towards a better testsuite: Metadata

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:55:41 +0100
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <570B587D.4070406@w3.org>
On 11/04/2016 01:56, Florian Rivoal wrote:
> Works for me. The only point I am not 100% sure about is putting the assertion/explanation in the title, as I think people have expectations that a title should be a few words, rather than one or two full sentences, and I worry a bit that this set up will give us under-described tests.

I very much agree. I think that assertions in the title will become a 
very unwieldy in many cases (eg. where you have to say "If 
such-and-such, then so-and-so will happen."), and lead to unhelpful 
brevity in others.

For me the assert field is a top priority.

I find the titles useful to give a quick idea of the intent of the test 
(see for example the distinction at 
https://www.w3.org/International/tests/repo/results/the-lang-attribute). 
  But i wonder whether we can make the title optional - if needed, but 
missing, it may be possible to use the file name as the title.

In any case, i'm hoping that we won't stop people putting in more 
metadata if they really want to.

ri
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