DOM Level 2 Conformance Test

Monday November 20th, 2000

Bob Clary writes, "I have written a DOM Core Level 2 Conformance test which can be run with both Mozilla/Netscape 6 and Internet Explorer 5.5. It uses only the DOM methods and does not depend upon the HTMLDocument or the XML Parser. The test coverage is not yet complete but is nevertheless extensive. I think you will find the results interesting.

"The test generates two sets of reports: one by test case and one by API name. It is completely interactive and contains links to the relevant parts of the DOM Core 2 Recommendation as well as links to bug reports in Bugzilla. Of course there are no links to reports of Internet Explorer bugs available.

"If you run all of the tests it will use 50-60M and may take several minutes depending on your processor so be patient. If you do not have enough memory to run all of the tests at once, you can choose a subset of the test cases to run.

"If you have any problems, questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me."

UPDATE: The host for the conformance test is taking down the site due to heavy bandwidth usage. We'll let you know when the site's back online.

#1 Care to explain those "interesting" results?

by leafdigital

Monday November 20th, 2000 10:26 AM

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That isn't a very good abstract of the situation, because the conclusions were not revealed.

What are they?

I looked at the test results in both browsers; it seemed that both Mozilla (from the 16th) and IE 5.5 were reasonably compliant, but with a significant number of flaws. IE seemed to be slightly more compliant.

There were no 'overall' numbers ("of 1000 tests, 650 were passed")... that's the kind of information we need to make sense of this. (Obviously the specific information about which methods don't work is extremely useful to JS programmers too.)

Anybody counted the results or something?