Can anyone tell me or provide me with the differences between Web Testing and Basic GUI testing? I'm in the process of writing test cases for both kinds of testing and I'm wondering if there are standards or checklists for both.
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Web testing is the testing of the web applicaiton. You will have GUI testing in web testing. GUI testing is general to Web, C/S or any type of application which is having user interface. But web testing is the testing of any application deployed in web.
That being said, GUI testing of a web based application (either a web-site itself, or an app with a browser based GUI) is different than standard UI testing.. Here's just a sample of some of the differences
* back and forward buttons rarely found on a stand-alone UI.. can you hit 'back' and then do something and still have it work correctly.. Especially critical if your app maintains any kind of selection set
* font sizes.. stand along UI's have to deal with this to some extent.. but web browsers support 5 standard font size settings.. (hint.. if you have a wheel mouse, right now, hold down control key and scroll your wheel up and down)
a full list is much larger, this is just a few things off the top of my head.
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