[whatwg] Proposal: Adding methods like getElementById and getElementsByTagName to DocumentFragments

Tobie Langel tobie.langel at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 09:25:01 PDT 2013

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > If the goal is to get browsers to implement, how is it more valuable? 
> > Browser vendors ignore W3C test suites to an even greater extent than 
> > they ignore bug reports. In particular, I don't believe browser vendors 
> > typically run W3C test suites en masse regularly, whereas they do 
> > regularly look at the bug reports that get filed on them.
> My purpose was to lament that we currently lack the infrastructure
> needed so that people interested in new features or other changes can
> contribute tests for those features and changes to such suites. That
> very much includes that many of the existing suites suck badly.
> That would have many benefits, for instance, it makes it easy to track
> the implementation status of something across many implementations,
> which is information that web developers critically need, and it helps
> to identify cases where one browser is the odd one out. I would rather
> people help us work on tests than helping Anne fill out web forms.

Such an infrastructure is in the process of being built[1].

See the Test the Web Forward effort[2] which now regroups all of Open Web platform testing[3].

You're welcome to contribute.


[1]: http://testthewebforward.org/blog/2013/02/20/testing-the-open-web-platform.html
[2]: http://testthewebforward.org/
[3]: http://testthewebforward.org/blog/2013/10/30/welcoming-testtwf-to-w3c.html

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