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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.


#11 NS6 vs IE5.5

by jmarranz <jmarranz@eresmas.com>

Wednesday November 22nd, 2000 5:30 AM

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Test Results

IE5.5 (Windows 2000) Passed Failed Skipped Total 1057 525 1877 3459

NS6 Passed Failed Skipped Total 2002 306 1151 3459

-IE5.5 only pass 30% of tests -NS6 pass 57%

-IE5.5 skips 54% of tests (100*1877/3459) because it doesn´t implement related objects and methods -NS6 skips only 33%

-IE5.5 fails 50% of done tests (100*525/(1057+525)) -NS6 fails ONLY 15% (100*306/(2002 + 306))

No words.