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From: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:11:36 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHKdfMjPM4Byj9vmHuvzxLtv5NbEuZXJnoT=m0tKCF3NWJx79g@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Hey,

Trying to find out information about the current status of the SVG
testsuite seems a bit hard. :)

The top result on Google seems to be
<https://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/Test_Suite_Overview> which I
would assume to be a decent starting point. It makes only passing
reference to SVG2, pointing to
<https://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/SVG2/Testing_Requirements>
and saying <https://dev.w3.org/SVG/docs/SVGTestSuite-howto.html>
"maybe still useful". Otherwise the most recent information there
appears to refer to the 2011 SVG 1.1 Second Edition Test Suite; I'd
hope there's been work done on the testsuite in the past five years!

The testing requirements page says the "test suites are available at
<http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/Test_Suite_Overview>", which
per above doesn't cover anything since 2011, and otherwise mostly
talks about templates.

The how-to points to CVS, and nothing there seems to have happened
after 2011. The directory for the SVG 2 testsuite is completely empty.

Going back up to the SVG2 page on the wiki gives us a link to the SVG2
repo, so let's go there and hope there's something about testing
there, which finally ends up with us at
<https://svgwg.org/hg/svg2-tests/>. Still, nothing there since
mid-2014. That said, none of the svgwg.org repos have been touched
since 2014, and there's certainly been work on SVG2 since then.

There's also <https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/tree/master/svg>,
linked to from nowhere, which contains an import of the 1.1 Second
Edition test suite as well as a test using idlharness.js for all the
various interfaces.

So, have a bunch of questions:

a) Where is the SVG testsuite kept currently? I assume svgwg.org is
abandoned given not even the copy of the spec there has been touched
there, which leaves me totally lost as to where it is. All the other
results on Google are for vastly old copies of the test suite.

b) Is there any plan to get browsers running the testsuite on a
regular basis and keeping up-to-date with upstream changes to it?

c) Is there any plan to get more of browser's testsuites into it? (I
obviously can't judge how much this happens without knowing where the
testsuite is!)

Given I've failed to find anything, we really should either make sure
the wiki either contains correct info or is clearly labelled as
unmaintained.

/Geoffrey
Received on Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:12:04 UTC

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