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Method for Writing Testable Conformance Requirements Published as Working Group Note — 29 January 2010

We have just published a Working Group Note called A Method for Writing Testable Conformance Requirements. This document presents a method for writing, marking-up, and analyzing conformance requirements in technical specifications that can help other Working Groups develop better specifications more quickly.

We derived this methodology from our collaboration with the Web Applications Working Group on the development of the test suite for the Widgets Packaging & Configuration specification.

Feedback on the document is more than welcome!

by Dominique Hazael-Massieux in Web Compatibility Test, Announcements, Widgets testing Permalink

Updated canvas test — 12 May 2009

We've made another small update to the Web Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers (WCTMB). The canvas test has been made a bit more difficult, testing alpha transparency too:

function canvas() {
var c = document.getElementById("canvas");
var ctx = c.getContext("2d");
ctx.fillStyle = "rgb(0,128,0)";
ctx.fillRect(0, 0, 20, 20);
ctx.globalAlpha = 0; // any future drawing operations will be invisible
ctx.drawImage(document.getElementById('red.png'), 0, 0); // draw invisible red square over the green square
by Wilhelm Joys Andersen in Web Compatibility Test Permalink

Try your mobile browser before you buy — 9 April 2009

In England there are several shops on the high street which sell mobile devices such as:

  • Handset manufacturers - Nokia, Sony, Apple
  • Operators - Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-mobile
  • Independent retailers like Carphone warehouse, Phones 4 U, Currys & like wise

Only recently I've noticed that some stores allow you to surf the Web on your devices, such as the Nokia flagship store in Regent street, London. Perhaps your local mobile shop now offers a similar service?

Where shops do not offer this facility, please take a moment to politely request Internet access in order to test the mobile's browser(s) on your favourite Web applications.

And what test could you use? Try the WCTMB test and please submit the results.

Be aware that some shops seem to operate odd policies when it comes to photographing the device.

There are many different mobile devices with many different features to choose from. Please make a good quality Web browser be one of them!

by Kai Hendry in Web Compatibility Test Permalink

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