A posting from Lofton Henderson (CGM Open Program Director) announces the first public release of the WebCGM Conformance Test Suite 1.0. This release of the test suite "has tests spanning the most important functionality of the WebCGM 1.0 standard. It covers both the graphical and intelligent (navigation and hyperlinking) content of WebCGM 1.0. A second release is planned for June, 2002, containing additonal test cases (where functionality might currently be inadequately tested), as well as structural and informational improvements. In particular, an important link/traceback from the test case to the appropriate requirements and testable assertions from the WebCGM standard is under development. The test suite should provide a valuable interoperability tool for both WebCGM product developers and product users. Comments, feedback, and suggestions are welcome."
"The WebCGM 1.0 Conformance Test Suite (WebCGM TS) was developed under contract for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg MD, USA."
Caveats: "The Dynamic (hyperlinking) tests will not look very good if you are running on a small screen, or at less that 1024x768 resolution. (At higher resolutions, there may also be some frame-layout issues). In a some cases, production of reference images was problematical for the WebCGM TS developer, due to limited access to high-resolution systems and tools. This will be addressed in a future release, rather than delay the first public release of WebCGM TS. This is not a critical criterion for the dynamic tests, in particular, and there is a caveat at the end of each Operator Script."
- Announcement 2002-02-04: "WebCGM Test Suite Available"
- WebCGM 1.0 Conformance Test Suite
- Test Suite Plan
- Download the test suite
- "W3C Issues WebCGM 1.0 Second Release as a W3C Recommendation." Announcement December 19, 2001.
- CGM Open Consortium
- WebCGM FAQ document
- Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM). ISO 8632:1992.
- "WebCGM and SVG: A Comparison." By Chris Lilley and Dieter Weidenbrück. Paper prepared for XML Europe 2001. 8 pages.
- "WebCGM" - Main reference page.