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Testsuite

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Existing tests URI: http://dev.w3.org/html5/tests/

Requirements

  • Each test needs a "reviewed" marker of some sort
  • It must be easy to find tests where the spec has changed under them
  • The barrier to contribution must be as low as possible
  • Testcases should have somewhat stable URIs
  • If test can be done using JavaScript preferably require it to be in JavaScript so engines can be more efficiently tested (i.e. automated).
  • It must be easy to review tests
  • Standardize a test format?

Non-requirements

  • There does not need to be a single consistent test harness for the whole of HTML5. (When sections can be tested in isolation, each section should use a test harness that is suited to that section's testing requirements. E.g. there is little value in fitting canvas tests and parser tests into the same framework, and it may add a lot of complexity.)

Format proposal

See http://omocha.w3.org/wiki/newformat for a format proposal that should meet most of these requirements. That format is based on the Mozilla Mochitest format for running JavaScript based client-side tests which can be run automatically.

Existing tests