The mission of the Web Testing Interest Group, part of the Web Testing Activity, is to develop and deploy testing mechanisms and collateral materials for testing of Web technologies. In particular, tests developed as well as the testing framework should work on non-desktop devices such as mobile devices, web-enabled television sets etc.
|End date||31 December 2013|
|Confidentiality||Proceedings are public|
|Initial Chair||Wilhelm Joys Andersen, Philippe Le Hégaret|
|Initial Team Contact
(FTE %: 30)
|Usual Meeting Schedule||
Teleconferences: Up to one per week on an as-need basis
Face-to-face meetings: Up to two per year on an as-needed basis
The purpose of the Web Testing Interest Group is:
The overall success of the Web Testing Interest Group will be evaluated based on how effectively it works with other groups and the community to deploy testing mechanisms and collateral materials for testing Web technologies.
Consistent with W3C Process requirements on Task Forces, the Web Testing Interest Group may form task forces to carry out focused work on specific areas under the chartered scope of the group. Any such task force must have a work statement (including details about scope, communication, participation, and leadership) that has been announced on the email@example.com mailing list (archive) and approved by the Web Testing Interest Group. That work statement must also be available from the Web Testing Interest Group home page. Specific task forces might be formed, for example, to address testing needs for particular application classes; for instance, a Browser Testing Task Force, an Authoring Tools Testing Task Force, an Evaluation Tools Task Force, and so on.
The general components the group is expected to deliver include (but are by no means explicitly limited to) the following.
The group is also expected to develop test runners. Test runners are responsible for running a series of tests within a specific class of applications (such as a browser or an authoring tool). Further details about test runners are available in the list of requirements in the Testing section of the main W3C Wiki.
Test runners should work on non-desktop devices such as mobile devices, Web-enabled television sets, etc.
The following milestones will be refine by the Group:
The Web Testing Interest Group has no formal dependencies on any other groups, but is expected to coordinate closely with a number of groups, including (but by no means explicitly limited to) the following:
Participation in the Web Testing Interest Group is open both to W3C members and to public participants. Individuals who wish to join the group should follow the steps for joining documented on the Web Testing Interest Group home page.
There are no minimum requirements for “good standing” in the group, and otherwise no minimum requirements for participation.
The group may choose to have teleconferences and face-to-face meetings — either regularly scheduled or occasionally scheduled at the discretion of the Chair (consistent with the W3C Process requirements for meetings) but is under no formal obligation to do so. Any meetings the group schedules will be announced on the firstname.lastname@example.org list and/or on the Web Testing Interest Group page.
The group will use the Web Testing Interest Group page to provide updated public information about its activities.
As described in the W3C Process Document (section 3.3), this group will seek to make decisions based on consensus. In cases where there is a need to formally produce a group resolution about a particular issue, its Chair will put a question about the issue to the group and gather responses (including any formal objections); then, after due consideration of all the responses, the Chair will record a group resolution (possibly after a formal vote and also along with responding to any formal objections).
Any decisions or resolutions made by the group will be made in a way that allows for remote, asynchronous participation—using, for example, e-mail and/or Web-based survey techniques.
Participants in the Web Testing Interest Group are obligated to comply with W3C patent-disclosure policy as outlined out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy document. Although the Web Testing Interest Group is not chartered to produce Recommendation-track documents that themselves require patent disclosure, participants in the group are nevertheless obligated to comply with W3C patent-disclosure policy for any Recommendation-track specifications (such as the HTML5 specification) that they review or comment on.
For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Implementation.
This charter for the Web Testing Interest Group has been created according to section 6.2 of the Process Document. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.
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