The role of the Web Testing activity is to develop the testing mechanisms, outreach activities, and collateral materials for testing Web technologies.
For years, W3C has been testing technologies in various Working Groups. Each specification follows its own methods for testing the underlying technology and no coordination between Working Groups is happening for testing methods. However technologies like HTML, CSS, or APIs need to be tested in the same user agents, combining some of them sometimes. Efforts have been successful in the past in the Mobile Web Initiative but the prevalence of the Web platform across various devices is increasing the needs to ensure better coordination and interoperability between Web technologies. The work of the Quality Assurance activity produced guidelines and checklist for specifications. This activity is intended to go beyond that.
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