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Re: Article on Testing Web Apps

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 15:42:28 +0100
Message-Id: <a05010418b6c955389d7a@[]>
To: "Michael D. Crawford" <crawford@goingware.com>, www-validator@w3.org
At 12:09 AM -0800 3/5/01, Michael D. Crawford wrote:
>Use Validators and Load Generators to Test Your Web Applications
>- Do you have anything I should correct or add, additional resources I should
>   link to?

You might want to include "other testing services" both to give a
contrast between true "validators" and other services which provide
useful information, but which don't necessarily "validate."  A good
example of a _useful_ site in this category is CAST's Bobby
(http://www.cast.org/bobby/), which is designed to catch many
common accessibility (by people with disabilities) errors.

>- Do you have suggestions for future articles I might write on the general
>   of achieving better quality in Free and Open Source software, resources that
>   I could link to, or articles you might like to contribute yourself?

Articles about web accessibility are always welcome.  A lot of free and
open source software is -seriously lacking- in accessibility considerations
and sometimes (often?) can't be used by people with disabilities.

>- What do you think of my suggestion of integrating a validator into a load
>   generator to test for document corruption from a server under heavy stress?

I dunno, how common is that particular error?  It might turn into a
stress test of the validator.  It's possible that validation is a lot
more resources-costly than many of the simple applications you could
run, which means you might clobber your validator before you clobber
the tested site!

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Monday, 5 March 2001 09:47:55 UTC

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