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Matt Russell
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I emailed Sun asking about the Drag and Drop issue, and they gave the following response:

This is correct; if you return to a Drag and Drop question that you've already answered, you will need to re-answer the question. This is not a bug - due to the test driver configuration requirements, the system
was specifically designed to function in this manner. While reviewing
questions, if you select a Drag and Drop question for review, the system
will provide a pop-up warning stating that you are about to open a Drag
and Drop question, which will require re-answering the question. At
this point, you able to abort the review of that item, and retain your
original response to that question.


There you go, folks. It's not a bug, it's a feature. It was "specifically designed" that way.

Personally, I think that's an unconvincing answer. If software has a problem, it's still a problem even though it may have been specifically designed to behave that way. To read between the lines, I presume by the "test driver configuration requirements" they mean this is a limitation of their framework, and it would be too much effort (i.e. cost) to fix. (One wonders, of course, exactly how much effort would be needed to write testing software that works well...)

Sorry if this is turning into a rant, and it's not an enormous issue, but it catches people out. If you want to "review" a question, it would help if you could also review your answer, no?

-- Matt


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Barry Gaunt
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Was there a name with that response?


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Deepak Bala
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"This is not a bug"



Ya... right...


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Matt Russell
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Was there a name with that response?

No name was given with the answer I quoted. I initially emailed ses_uk@sun.com, who forwarded my mail to who2contact@central.sun.com . I received the response from "SunCert@thompson.com".
[ August 30, 2006: Message edited by: Matt Caripto ]
Christophe Verré
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The one who specified the requirement should try to go for SCJD
I can't understand either that this is a requirement. Who would need that ?


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Barry Gaunt
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Originally posted by Matt Caripto:

No name was given with the answer I quoted. I initially emailed ses_uk@sun.com, who forwarded my mail to who2contact@central.sun.com . I received the response from "SunCert@thompson.com".

[ August 30, 2006: Message edited by: Matt Caripto ]


So it is possible that this amazing quiz software does not come from Sun but from Prometric aka Thompson?
Praveen Babu
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Since the response is from SunCert@thompson.com, it looks as if thompson is talking on behalf of Sun to cover this bug

(oops, its a feature now )
[ August 30, 2006: Message edited by: praveen babu ]
Deepak Bala
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My understanding is that this is not Sun's software. They are hiring prometric to give us the tests and this is a bug in Prometric's software.
Barry Gaunt
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
My understanding is that this is not Sun's software. They are hiring prometric to give us the tests and this is a bug in Prometric's software.


That's also my opinion.
I wonder how many people would prefer to do SCJP 1.4 rather than SCJP 5.0 because of this "design feature"?
 
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