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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Acid Tests

"Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 06/12/2008 01:57:00 PM:

> 2008/6/12  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
> >
> > It is not clear to me that a single ODF document can be comprehensive.  In
> > particular, there may be mutually-exclusive options at the document level.
> >  Spreadsheet grid is either on or off, presentation are in autoplay or they
> > are not, etc.
> Ditto. Also automated seems ATM quite unlikely with ODF as it is.
> I switched to OK on 'document' once I found out is was for a browser test -:(
> Even with 25 documents I think parameterization would be a chore.

What may be doable, and more in line with the HTML Acid tests, is to forgo any claims that it is a comprehensive test.  Instead, we might think of it like this:

1) TC conducts a study of the state of ODF interoperability today
2) TC identifies the 10, 20, 50 or whatever features that in practice are causing interoperability problems
3) TC creates a "State of ODF Interoperability" report, and accompanies it with an Acid-style test that exercises those 10, 20 or 50 features.
4) The press will pick up on this, but we should let others deal with the name and shame
5) When the state of implementation improves, then loop back to #1


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