The meeting's minutes are available.
W3C should improve the interoperability of the Web platform, and support external efforts in testing Web technologies. As such, several task forces were created during the testing meeting:
Separately, there will be investigation around:
Depending on the gaps in tests identify by the investigations above, W3C should find ways to fill the gaps. As such, W3C will keep looking for resources (contributions, human, and funding) to expand its testing effort.
Follow-up discussion with the task forces are expected to happen on the public-test-infra mailing list (subscribe). All related information will be available on the Wiki.
There have many discussion around testing since last year. During TPAC 2012 there were 3 back-to-back sessions related to Testing (Testing, Test Infrastructure, Test the Web Forward), as well as the creation of a Testing task force in the Web and TV Interest Group.We have been having discussion since then with various organizations, including potential companies willing to produce tests for the Open Web Platform. Both the television and mobile industries are actively looking at testing the Open Web Platform. The Web & TV IG just started a requirements gathering task force and the mobile industry has been active in the CoreMob community group. The television and mobile profiles share some common specifications.
Drawing a picture of the current situation, we obtain overlaps between the different efforts and profiles:
Due to the industry uptake and the increasing size of the Open Web Platform, this testing project will be at a level that has never been done before at W3C and, as a result, the meeting will help determine the size of the problem and identify the resources.
We would like to convene the W3C Members who are interested in contributing to the testing of the Open Web Platform to a high-level meeting where participants will develop a strategy for testing the Open Web Platform, and establish priorities, objectives, and funding sources for 2013 and beyond.
Using the television and mobile profiles as starting point, we will establish the priorities for the testing effort in 2013 and beyond.
Contributions towards the testing effort may take many shapes:
This is going to be a strategy meeting and, as such, technical topics like choice of framework or technical comparison of testing methods will be avoided.
The meeting will be starting at 9am PT and finish by 5pm PT.
David Baron (Mozilla), Michael Cooper (W3C), Art Barstow (Nokia), Judy Brewer (W3C), Clarke Stevens (CableLabs), Glenn Adams (Cox Communications), Mark Vickers (Comcast), Tobie Langel (Facebook), Lars Erik Bolstad (Opera), Rebecca Hauck (Adobe), Larry McLister (Adobe), Filip Maj (Adobe), Charles McCathie Nevile (Yandex), Jet Villegas (Mozilla), Kaz Ashimura (W3C), Yosuke Funahashi (Tomo Digi), Peter Linss (HP), Hiroyuki Aizu (Toshiba), Alan Stearns (Adobe), Graham Clift (Sony), Jeff Jaffe (W3C), Bob Lund (CableLabs), Michael Champion (Microsoft), Philippe Le Hegaret (W3C), Dan Sun (Verizon), Masahiro Wada (KDDI), Bryan Sullivan (AT&T), Edward O'Connor (Apple), Paul Irish (Google), Cyril Rickelton-Abdi (Turner), Andrea Trasatti (Nokia), Jennifer Leong (AT&T), Olu Akiwumi-Assani (Verizon)