One month on the QA mailing lists
February 2004

About the "weekinqa" QA Mailing-lists monthly summary

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"Month in QA" is a monthly summary of the main topics discussed on, the public mailing-list of W3C QA Interest Group and, the public mailing-list of W3C's QA Working Group.

The regular editor for "Month in QA" is Lynne Rosenthal, NIST, co-chair of the QA Interest Group.

See also the initial calendar and initial requirements for this resource.

Topics for this period

Guest Topic of the Month: DOM Test Suite Methodology

This month's topic featured a discussion of the DOM Test Suite (DOM TS), one of the first W3C test suites to incorporate automation. Dimitris Dimitriadis presented an overview of the methodology, including the goals in building the automated test generation techniuqes and the degree to which it met these goals. He also described the DOM TS architecture, its capabilities and limitations, and the potential to generalize this framework beyond DOM. Read the final report or visit theDOM TS page for more details.

Wiki launched

The QA activity launched a Wiki to allow discussion of various QA-related topic and leverage the participation of all people interested in QA at W3C. This collaborative Web space is open to your suggestions, comments and awaits your contributions. Currently topics include: TestableorNot, TestCaseMetadata and TestSuiteArchitecture. Welcome. Join the fun and share you ideas, tools, and methods.

A new Draft Test Guidelines

A new and improved QA Framework: Test Guidelines(TestGL) Working Draft is available for review. This Working Draft is incomplete and still a work in progress. However, it does reflect substantial changes resulting from feedback received since the previous version was published. There are still many issues and comments to resolved. Your comments are important in helping us develop this document. .

Bits and pieces

Meeting minutes

All meeting minutes are available at:

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Created Date: 2004-02-26 by Lynne Rosenthal
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